European Parliamentary Elections are taking place in the UK on Thursday 23 May 2019. If you are a registered elector and eligible to vote in the elections you can vote at your polling station between 7am and 10pm on 23 May.
EU citizens other than citizens of Cyprus, Ireland and Malta must have registered to vote at European Parliamentary Elections in the UK in order to vote in the UK on 23 May 2019. The deadline for that registration has now passed.
Poll cards have been sent out but you do not need to take your poll card with you in order to vote. If you have not received a poll card then you may not be registered to vote, especially if you have recently moved. It is now too late to register for these elections but you may still be registered to vote at your previous address.
The deadline to apply for a proxy vote is 5pm on Wednesday 15 May 2019.
There is also an emergency proxy facility for cases where there is a medical emergency or if you are suddenly called away for your employment. The medical emergency or employment reason must have occurred after the deadline for ordinary proxy applications has passed.
Your application will need to be signed by someone else to support your application. Only certain people can sign as a supporter and details are included with the application form.
Purdah is a set of regulations that apply to local authorities in the lead up to an election. Find out more information on our Purdah page.
Parliamentary elections are usually held every five years. The last election was in 2017.
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