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European Parliament Elections 23 May 2019

The European Parliament elections are currently scheduled to take place in the United Kingdom (UK) on Thursday 23 May 2019.

Information about these elections can be found at North West Votes.

Notice of Election

How to register to vote

The deadline to register to vote in these elections is Tuesday 7 May 2019.

Register to vote

How to apply for a postal or proxy vote

The deadline to apply for a new postal vote, or to change/cancel an existing postal vote is 5pm on Wednesday 8 May 2019.

The deadline to apply for an ordinary proxy vote is 5pm on Wednesday 15 May 2019.

If you have an emergency that has arisen because of illness/incapacity or work/service reasons you can apply for an emergency proxy vote. You must have become aware of the emergency after 5pm on Wednesday 15 May, and your application must be supported and signed by a medical professional or employer.

Apply for a postal or proxy vote

How to vote in these elections if you're a citizen of the European Union (EU)

If you’re a citizen of an EU country (other than the UK, Republic of Ireland, Malta and Cyprus) you can either vote in the UK or in your home country. You can’t vote twice.

The below information doesn't apply to citizens of the UK, the Republic of Ireland, Malta or Cyprus. It applies to all other EU citizens.

Countries currently in the EU

To vote in the UK

You need to:

  • be registered to vote
  • complete a form called a ‘European Parliament voter registration form’ (also known as a UC1 or EC6 form) stating that you wish to vote in the UK and not in your home country

We will send forms to all relevant EU electors currently on the register.

If you wish to vote in the UK for the European Parliamentary elections you must return this form to us by Tuesday 7 May. If we don’t receive your form you won’t be able to vote in the elections in South Lakeland area on Thursday 23 May.

You can return the form in the prepaid envelope provided, or send it as a scanned image to elections@southlakeland.gov.uk.

The form isn’t a registration form, it only tells us that you wish to vote in the South Lakeland area. You must also be on the electoral register to vote in these elections.

You can also download the form from your vote matters.

If we haven’t sent you a form, it could be because you aren’t registered to vote. Please contact us if you’re unsure if you’re registered or whether to you need to complete a form.

If you’re a UK citizen, or a citizen of the Republic of Ireland, Malta or Cyprus you don’t need to complete a form. Provided you are registered to vote, you will automatically be able to vote in the elections on 23 May.

To vote in your home country

Each EU member state has different rules. You may still be able to vote in the European Parliament elections if your country of nationality has a voting system where you can have an absent vote, or if you can travel to vote.

European Parliament: voting rules for EU citizens living in the UK

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