How to Vote in the EU Elections


If the UK takes part in European Parliament elections on 23 May and you’re a citizen of an EU country and resident in the UK, you can either vote in the UK or in your home country.

Find out how to vote in the EU elections (translated into 23 European languages).

What are the European Parliament elections?

There are 751 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs). Of those, 73 represent the UK. Elections for the European Parliament take place every 5 years. The next election will be on Thursday 23 May 2019.If the UK is still in the EU on Thursday 23 May then polls will take place on that day in the UK.

 

Can you vote in European Parliament elections?

Anyone who is 18 or over on the day of the election, who is a British, Commonwealth or EU citizen and is a resident at an address in the area you wish to vote in, can vote. If you're a citizen of a EU country resident in the UK, you can either vote in the UK or in your home country.

 

What to do if you want to vote in the European Elections?

You must:

  1. Register to vote by 7 May. Use the following link:
    https://www.registertovote.service.gov.uk/register-to-vote

Additional steps for EU27 citizens wishing to vote in the UK:

  1. Download and fill in the European Parliament voter registration form:
    https://www.yourvotematters.co.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0011/255197/EU-citizen-European-Parliament-voter-registration-form-English.pdf

 

  1. Send the form to your local Electoral Registration Office before 7 May 2019. Find the address here:
    https://www.gov.uk/get-on-electoral-register

 

What is the deadline date?

If the UK takes part in the European Parliament elections on 23 May, you need to register by 7 May 2019 to vote.

 

Can I still vote if I am not home?

Yes, you can register with the Hammersmith & Fulham Council to either vote by proxy or apply for a postal vote. Click here to go to the Council website.

 

How can I check if I am registered to vote?

You can check on the Hammersmith & Fulham Council website by clicking here.

 

Where can I vote?

You can find out which is your polling station here.

 

 

How to vote, translated into 23 European languages:

 

English Deutsche български francais italiano
Español Ελληνικά Português Polskie Lietuviškai
Magyar Svenska Română Nederlands Slovenščina
Dansk Latviešu čeština Suomalainen Eesti Keel
Slovenský Hrvatski Lëtzebuergesch    

 


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