European Parliamentary Elections

European parliamentary elections are scheduled to take place on Thursday 23 May 2019, unless the UK leaves the European Union before that date. 

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 be registered to vote 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

Who you can vote for

Details of who you can vote for will be published here from 25 April. 

When and where can I go to vote in this election

Details of when and where you can vote will be available shortly via our How to vote page.

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: 18 - 04 - 2019

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