Cairngorms National Park Authority Election

Elections are held every four years to elect 5 community representatives to serve on the board of the Cairngorms National Park Authority. One community member will be elected for each of the 5 wards within the national park area.

Election of Board Members – 2023

The Notice of Election is now published here and Candidate packs are available for downloading for each ward (see link below for each ward) .

Printed copies are also available on request from the selected local council offices detailed in the notice of election.

Please complete the appropriate nomination form in the ward you wish to become a Candidate in the park authority elections and make sure you arrange an appointment before you deliver your paperwork by hand to the appropriate Depute Returning Officer

Nominations will close at 4pm on Wednesday 15 February 2023 and we are encouraging all candidates to submit a statement also with their nomination paper by this deadline.

An informal checking service is available by sending scanned copies by email to the appropriate Depute Returning Officer.

If you need help completing the nomination form, please call the election helpline on 01349 886657 or email

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Information for Voters

Following the close of nominations, the statement of persons nominated for each of the wards will be published here and all electors registered to vote within the park boundary will be eligible to vote in the contested wards by post.

Ballot Papers will be posted out on Tuesday 28 February 2023 and must be completed and returned in the pre-paid envelope provided by 2pm on Thursday 23 March 2023. 

No later than 5pm on Thursday 16 February 2023, any Elector can apply to their local Electoral Registration Office to have their ballot paper sent to an address other than the address they are registered at.

The candidates with the most votes in each Ward will be elected to serve on the board for 4 years.

Questions or advice

Further information about the Cairngorms National Park Authority can be viewed on their website or by telephoning 01479 873535.

If you have any queries on the nomination or voting process, please contact the Election Helpline: -