Voting rights for European Union (EU) citizens
The United Kingdom (UK) is due to leave the European Union on 29 March 2019.
The information below explains voting rights for EU citizens after this date, and how they can vote in the upcoming European Parliament elections. These elections are not due to be held in the UK and this information is for EU citizens only.
Registering to vote and voting in local elections
EU citizens will still be eligible to register to vote and vote in local government elections.
The next local government elections in South Lakeland will be held on 2 May 2019 for the district and parish elections.
European Parliament Elections 2019
The next European Parliament elections are due to take place from 23 to 26 May 2019. These elections are not due to take place in the UK.
If you're an EU citizen living in South Lakeland, you won't be able to vote at a polling station in the UK. 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.
Each EU member state has different rules and the European Parliament has published information about eligibility to vote for EU citizens living in the UK.