Postal ballots arrive in time for Elgin by-election

Voting papers for the Elgin City North by-election have started arriving at homes in the ward ahead of next week’s poll.

Moray Council say that almost 1700 postal ballots have been issued for the crunch poll, the result of which will have a major impact on the balance of power at the local authority.

Returning officer Mark Palmer has advised postal voters to carefully study the instructions before returning their papers, saying: “Do not forget to include your date of birth and signature in the postal voting statement.

“This statement is kept separately from the ballot paper so your vote is always secret, follow the instruction to make sure your vote counts.”

The Ballot Paper and post vote statement must be returned in the envelope provided so that they arrive in good time by 10pm on Thursday, December 11. If not posted the envelope can be handed in at any polling place on the day of the by-election – these are at Bishopmill Hall, Seafield Primary School, Pinefield Community Church or the Williamson Hall.

Elgin City North has a total electorate of 9250.

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