Around 7500 Moray postal ballots yet to be returned

Postal ballots must be returned now
Postal ballots must be returned now.

OVER 1200 ADDITIONAL postal voting papers have been issued in Moray ahead of the European Referendum on Thursday.

Moray’s election counting officer is now urging those who have postal votes to return them now to ensure that their vote is counted.

In addition, those who normally cast their vote in person at the Public Institute in Fochabers are being reminded that, for this election, their polling place has been changed to the Bellie Church Hall in Fochabers Village Square.

That information is confirmed on poll cards and in addition signs redirecting voters to the hall will be put in place at the Institute.

Over 15,000 postal votes have now been issued for the Referendum and the counting officer has reported that around half have been returned.  An extended deadline for registering to vote saw that close on June 9 – two days later than originally set.  The change came after online registration issues.

Voters are being asked to note the details on their poll card and if possible take it with them to the polling station as it will help staff on duty to assist them.

Polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm on referendum day, Thursday, June 23, with the Moray count taking place at Elgin Town Hall thereafter.