Community Council elections under way in Moray

Elections for Moray’s 20 community councils are now under way.

Nomination packs are available for prospective candidates looking to stand for any of the 208 seats available across the region. Larger community councils like Elgin and Heldon have up to 18 seats, while smaller ones like Dyke Landward have seven.

Community council members 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.

Prospective candidates have until 4pm on Thursday 28 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.

Nomination papers are available on Moray Council's website, by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 01343 563334.