Elections and Electoral Services
Elections, by-elections and referendums are administered by the Returning Officer and the elections office who responsible for conducting council elections and elections to the Scottish, Westminster and European Parliaments in the Moray area, Community Council elections and Cairngorm National Park Authority elections as well as referendums. We also occasionally deal with Community Buy-out ballots.
Voting gives you a voice in deciding who will make decisions on the issues that affect you everyday at work, at home and in your community. If you need any assistance or information please contact us using the details below.
UK General Election 2019
A general election has been announced for Thursday 12 December 2019. More information about this election, including information about polling places in use, postal vote delivery dates, and candidate nominations can be found on our dedicated page. Candidates will be announced late on Thursday 14 November.
Local Government By-Election -Ward 2 - Keith and Cullen
Following the resignation of Cllr Ron Shepherd from Ward 2 - Keith and Cullen a local government (council) by-election will take place on Thursday 21 November 2019.
The candidates standing have been announced. Postal votes have been issued to voters in this ward for this by-election.
Polling District and Polling Place Review 2019
Periodically the Polling Places we use and the districts they serve are reviewed, as required by law. This occurs in two stages. The first stage has now concluded and the review has been paused due to the General Election in December 2019. For more information please see our Polling District and Polling Place Review information here.
Fancy working with us at a future election?
The Elections Office employee a large number of temporary staff to help at the poll , processing postal votes and at the count. For more information about joining us during future elections please see our dedicated page.
Electoral Registration Office
For electoral register enquiries, to register to vote, change or amend your addresses or to apply for a postal or proxy vote. Please note that the Electoral Registration Officer only deals with Electoral Register enquiries, amendments and applications to register to vote, applying for a postal or proxy vote.
Electoral Registration Officer
Grampian Valuation Joint Board
234 High Street, Elgin, IV30 1BA
Tel: 01343 619819
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for elector register queries, postal and proxy vote applications
Monday - Thursday - 9am to 5pm, Friday - 9am to 4pm
Moray Election Office
Returning Officer - Denise Whitworth
For information about: elections, dates and notices, candidate nominations, polling places, issues with postal votes not being received, spoilt or lost, ballot papers and how to vote, results or any other election related query:
Elections Office, Moray Council, Council Office, High Street, Elgin, IV30 1BX
Elections Helpline: 01343 563334
Email: email@example.com (! please do not use this email address for electoral register queries or application to vote by post or proxy) please see above.
This area of the website provides relevant information to voters, candidates, agents and permitted participants on elections/referendums within the Moray Local Authority Area. It is intended as a guide to supplement other sources of information and should not be relied on as legally definitive. Information is subject to change at short notice as legislation / guidance requires. The Returning / Counting Officer does not accept any responsibility for any errors or omissions, or any act arising from, or based on, information contained on the website. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. Voters, candidates or agents should consult the appropriate legislation and seek their own legal advice or guidance if they are in any doubt about a particular point.
The election office provide a number of services to a range of people and in some cases these rely on us collecting and using information about individuals. Everything we do with that information has to comply with data protection legislation. Below follows information on our data protection practices through a series of privacy notice relevant to a number of parties.These notices are used to inform you of details about the information we collect, why we collect it, what we use it for, who we share it with, and what rights you have about the information we hold about you.
- Privacy Notice - Electors (PDF, 231kB)
- Privacy Notice - Candidates and Agents (PDF, 210kB)
- Privacy Notice - Temporary election staff (PDF, 207kB)
- Privacy Notice - Polling Place contacts (PDF, 207kB)
If you have any queries please contact us using the contact details noted above.