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Notice of UK Parliament election published

The notice of election for the Moray West, Nairn and Strathspey constituency for the UK Parliament General Election has now been published, formally starting the process.

Voters will take to the polls on 4 July to elect an MP for Moray West, Nairn and Strathspey. Information about the new constituency can be found on the Moray Council UK Parliament General Election 2024 webpage here.

Key dates in the run up to polling day include candidate nominations opening on Monday 3 June 2024. Candidates will be formally announced following the close of nominations at 4pm on Friday 7 June.

Voters have until 18 June to register to vote and 19 June to apply for a postal vote or make changes to their existing postal or proxy vote arrangements. You can apply to register to vote online at - to do this you’ll need your National Insurance number to hand. If you’re already registered to vote, you do not need to re-register.

Postal votes will be issued for existing postal voters around 19 June and for newly-applied postal voters around 26 June.

If you can’t get to your polling place on polling day, voters also have the option of appointing a proxy voter to vote on their behalf. More information on this is available online here or voters can call the local Electoral Registration office on 01224 068 400.

On Polling Day, 86 polling places will be in operation across Moray, Nairn and Strathspey, open from 7am – 10pm.

Polling cards will be issued to registered voters in two issues with the first issue to registered voters around 10 June. You do not need your polling card to vote, but it helps staff in polling places if you bring it with you when placing your vote. You will need ID to vote, accepted forms of ID can be found here.

Voters are encouraged to apply for an a Voter Authority Certificate by Wednesday 26 June if they don’t already have an accepted form of ID.

A comprehensive election timetable is available on Moray Council’s website.

Results for the Moray West, Nairn and Strathspey constituency will be published on Moray Council’s website from 5 July, once the count has concluded. Results from the Aberdeenshire North and Moray East constituency will be available on the Aberdeenshire Council website.

There will be updates posted on Moray Council’s Facebook, Instagram and X feeds (@MorayCouncil) throughout the count and the results will be live streamed through Moray Council’s YouTube channel.

Contact Information

Moray Council Press Office