There are by-elections being held in parts of Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen this autumn.

Aberdeen – Kincorth/Nigg/Cove 5 November 2020

Polling will take place between the hours of 7am and 10pm on Thursday, 5 November 2020 for the election of one councillor for the Kincorth/Nigg/Cove electoral ward in Aberdeen.

All electors aged 16 or over on 5 November 2020 who are resident and registered to vote in Aberdeen Council Ward 13 can take part.

We are currently carrying out our annual canvass of all households in Grampian and letters have been sent to each household to make sure that registration details are up to date.

If you have recently changed address and not already updated your registration please go to and update your registration.

New rules mean that EVERYONE* who is living in Scotland can now register to vote providing that they are 14 years old or over.

*You must be either

  • a British, Irish, or European Union citizen or
  • a Commonwealth citizen or a Foreign National who has leave to enter or remain in the UK, or who does not require such leave.

You need to have applied to register to vote by 20 October 2020 to be in time to vote in the by-election on 5 November.

If you want to vote by post rather than vote in person and have not previously applied to vote by post, you can download an application form here

Any completed application to vote by post must reach us by 5pm 21 October 2020 to be in time to vote by post in the by-election that takes place on 5 November.


Aberdeenshire – Ellon & District 15 October 2020

Voting takes place from 7am to 10pm in the Ellon and District area.

The deadline for applying for a postal or proxy vote have now passed.

Under limited circumstances you may apply for an emergency proxy if since 5pm on 7 October you become ill such that you cannot vote in person.  If this happens you may apply to appoint an emergency proxy to vote on your behalf.  You can also do this if you are unable to vote due to your employment or occupation or if you are required to self-isolate.  However, emergency proxy appointments can only be made where the circumstances that prevent you voting in person were unforeseen and only occurred after 5pm on 7 October.

You can download an application form to vote by emergency proxy here.