European Parliamentary elections, May 2014
The European parliamentary election 2014 took place across Europe from 22 to 25 May. In the UK, polling day was Thursday 22 May 2014 with polling stations opening between 7am and 10pm.
Regional results are available on the website of the Regional Returning Officer from 10pm on Sunday 25 May, with the district breakdown results published on here on Tuesday 27 May.
Candidates, polling stations and election agents
- To view a list of those standing for election please see the
- For a list of polling stations in South Oxfordshire please see
- To see the names and address of election agents for each party please see .
Verification and Count
The verification took place overnight on Thursday 22 May 2014 and the count was on Sunday 25 May 2014. Both the verification and count were at White Horse Leisure & Tennis Centre, Abingdon.
About the European Parliament Elections
MEPs are elected under a proportional representation system. In the UK you have one vote to elect all of your MEPs. Each party puts forward a list of candidates called a 'regional list' and you vote for one of these lists or for an independent candidate.
The parties are then allocated a number of MEPs according to their share of the vote.
South Oxfordshire District Council forms part of the South East of England region.
The Regional Returning Officer, Mark Heath, will administer the poll and declaration of results for the South East of England.
These will be the eighth Europe-wide elections to the European parliament since the first direct elections in 1979.
To vote at this election
- you must have registered on the electoral roll by 6 May 2014;
- if required, you must have applied for a postal vote by 5.00pm on 7 May 2014;
- if required, you must have applied for a proxy vote (except in a medical emergency) by 5.00pm on 14 May 2014
Last reviewed: 21 - 07 - 2014