Moray’s community council elections now in progress
Nominations open on Tuesday 24 August for Moray’s 20 community councils, as the 2021 election gets under way.
Nomination packs are available for prospective candidates looking to stand for any of the 208 seats available across the region.
Community council members are elected every four years and 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, helping make public bodies aware of the opinions and needs of the communities they represent.
Local authorities have statutory oversight of community councils and are required by statute to consult community councils about planning applications and licencing matters.
Prospective candidates have until 4pm on Thursday 30 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.