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Community Council elections under way in Moray

Press Release   •   Aug 21, 2017 14:59 BST

ELECTIONS for Moray’s 20 community councils are now under way.

Nomination packs are available for prospective candidates looking to stand for any of the 208 seats available across the region. Larger community councils like Elgin and Heldon have up to 18 seats, while smaller ones like Dyke Landward have seven.

Community council members get involved in a range of issues from environmental projects and organising local events, to campaigning on local issues, conducting local surveys and organising public meetings.

Prospective candidates have until 4pm on Thursday 28 September to lodge nomination papers with the Returning Officer at Moray Council’s election office.

If more candidates apply than there are seats available on any particular community council, an election will be held by postal ballot during October.

Nomination papers are available on Moray Council's website, by emailing election.enquiries@moray.gov.uk or calling 01343 563334.

Moray Council area stretches from Tomintoul in the south to the shores of the Moray Firth, from Keith in the east to Forres in the west. The council and its 4,500 employees respond to the needs of 95,510 residents in this beautiful part of Scotland, which nestles between Aberdeenshire and the Highlands.

Famous for its colony of dolphins, fabulous beaches and more malt whisky distilleries than any where else in Scotland, Moray is a thriving area and a great place to live.

Headquartered in  Elgin, the administrative capital of Moray.

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