Ballot papers have started dropping onto doormats for postal voters for next week’s by-election in Moray.
Nearly 1,700 postal votes have been issued for the by-election which takes place on Thursday.
The by-election is being held after Elgin City North councillor Barry Jarvis decided to quit to pursue a teaching career. There are six candidates hoping to win the seat for the ward, which has an electorate of more than 9,250.
Returning officer Mark Palmer has advised postal voters to ensure they read and follow the instructions carefully before completing their ballot paper.
He said: “Don’t forget to include your date of birth and signature on the postal voting statement. This statement is kept separately from your ballot paper so your vote is always secret. Follow the instructions in the pack to make sure your vote counts.”
Postal ballot papers must be received by 10pm on Thursday.
As soon as the ballot paper and postal vote statement have been completed, they should be posted in the envelope provided and returned to ensure that they are received in good time.
Alternatively, the envelope can be handed in at any of the polling places, which are the Bishopmill Hall, Seafield Primary School, Pinefield Community Church or the Williamson Hall.