Formartine heads to the polls

A voter casts his vote at a past election
A voter casts his vote at a past election

After weeks of campaigning the day has finally come to cast your votes in the Scottish Parliament election.

Voters in Aberdeenshire East have four candidates to choose from today (Thursday, May 5) and will also get to vote for who they would like to see stand at Holyrood.

The candidates standing in Aberdeenshire East are Colin Clark (Conservatives), Christine Jardine (Liberal Democrats), Sarah Flavell (Labour) and Gillian Martin (SNP).

Polling stations across the area will be open from 7am until 10pm with the count taking place straight afterwards at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC).

The Ellon Times will be at the count and will provide all the latest updates as they come.

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Ensure your voice is heard by casting your vote today.