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Postal voters in Moray urged to return votes as soon as possible

Press release   •   Dec 04, 2019 14:52 GMT

Elections Officer, Alison Davidson, oversees the team checking returned postal votes

POSTAL voters in Moray are being urged to return their vote for the General Election as soon as possible.

Almost 15,000 postal voting packs have been issued to all those in Moray who successfully registered to vote by post for next week’s election. So far, around 40% of these have been returned.

While votes aren’t counted until after the polls close at 10pm on 12 December, election staff have to check the information accompanying each postal vote individually, making sure voters’ details are correctly entered. This can be done as soon as votes are returned to the elections office.

Incorrect or incomplete information can invalidate a postal vote, so voters are urged to take time in completing it correctly, ensuring their date of birth is entered and not the date of signing – and ensuring the form is filled out completely, using a black pen. If you have more than one postal voter in the house, make sure you have signed your own voting pack.

The deadline for returning postal votes is 10pm on polling day – postal votes can be handed into any polling station in the Moray constituency. Step-by-guidance is available on Moray Council’s website for completing postal voting packs –

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. Nestling between Aberdeenshire and the Highlands, Moray stretches from Tomintoul in the south to the shores of the Moray Firth, from Keith in the east to Brodie Castle in the west.