Press release -

Nomination packs available for Moray by-election

Nomination packs are now available for prospective candidates for the upcoming Moray Council by-election in the Heldon and Laich ward.

They can be collected from the elections office at Moray Council headquarters in Elgin, by post by calling 01343 563334 or by emailing

Completed nomination forms must by delivered in person by appointment no later than 4pm on Monday, August 31.

The by-election will take place on Thursday, October 1 and follows the resignation of Independent councillor Eric McGillivray.

The polls will be open from 7am until 10pm, with the count taking place at Lossiemouth Town Hall the following day.

Electors are reminded that applications to register to vote must reach the electoral registration office at 234 High Street, Elgin IV30 1BA by Tuesday, September 15.

Those who cannot get to the polling station on October 1 may apply for a postal or proxy vote by Wednesday, September 16.

For electoral registration inquiries, voters should call 01343 541203 or email

More information about the by-election can be found at


  • Local/Regional influence


  • local government


  • Scotland

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 92,500 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.

Press contacts

Sharon Dunbar

Press contact Media and Communications Officer 01343 563046

Peter Jones

Press contact Communications manager Press, public communications, social media, events, FOI, campaigns, crisis comms. 01343 563601