COUNTING in the Elgin North by-election will begin soon.
The vote held yesterday was sparked after Independent councillor Sandy Cooper stood down a few days after winning the seat in the May 4 ballot.
There are four candidates contesting the seat.
They are Patsy Gowans (Scottish National Party), Maria McLean (Scottish Conservative and Unionist), Terry Monaghan (Independent) and Nick Taylor (Scottish Labour).
The by-election count will be held at Elgin Town Hall and conducted manually rather than electronically.
Elgin North has an electorate of 9237.