European parliamentary elections

European parliamentary elections are scheduled to take place on Thursday 23 May 2019. 


About the European Parliament and these elections

For details on what the European Parliament does and how the elections work please see the Electoral Commission's Your Vote Matters website.


Who can vote in this election

You must have registered to vote by 7 May 2019 and also be:

  • 18 years of age or over on polling day
  • a British citizen, a qualifying Commonwealth citizen, or a citizen of the European Union
  • resident in the UK
  • not be subject to any legal incapacity to vote

Citizens of other EU member states can vote in the UK in this election, if they opted opted-in to do so by 7 May.


Who you can vote for

The names of the candidates standing for election can be found in the Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll (84.1 KB) PDF


How the vote works

You have one vote to elect all of the MEPs for your region.

Each party puts forward a list of candidates – known as a regional list – and you can vote for one of the party lists or for an individual candidate if they are standing as an independent.

The number of MEPs that are elected from each party to represent a region depends on the overall share of votes that each party receives.

You can read a more detailed explanation of the process on the BBC website.


Poll cards

We are currently sending poll cards to all those who are registered to vote in this election.


When and where you can vote in this election

Details of when and where you can vote are now available on our How to Vote pages.


The results

The results of this election will be published here after 10pm on Sunday 26 May.


Election Notices


Key dates for this election

  • 25 April - statement of persons nominated for election published
  • 7 May – deadline to register to vote in this election
  • 8 May – deadline for applications to vote by post (5pm) or change an existing postal or proxy vote details
  • 15 May – deadline for applications to vote by proxy (5pm)
  • 23 May – polling day (7am to 10pm)
  • 26 May – election results (10pm).

Last reviewed: 20 - 05 - 2019

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