European Parliamentary election 23 May 2019

The next European Parliamentary election will be held on 23 May 2019 for the East Midlands region.

Please make sure you are registered to vote.

  • New registrations must reach us by Tuesday 7 May 2019. This deadline has now passed.
  • New postal applications must reach us before 5pm on Wednesday 8 May 2019. This deadline has now passed.
  • New proxy applications must reach us before 5pm on Wednesday 15 May 2019.

Your vote does matter, please don't lose it!

How the European Parliament is elected

England, Scotland and Wales

You have one vote to elect all of the MEPs for your region.

Each party puts forward a list of candidates, known as a regional list, and you vote for one of these lists or for an individual candidate standing as an independent.

The number of MEPs that are elected from each party to represent a region depends on the overall share of votes that each party receives.

Vote in person

Use our look up tool to find your polling station

Anyone who is not already registered to vote at their current address must register by Tuesday 7 May 2019.  Applicants can register online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote or can contact the elections office.

Postal votes

Applications must be received by 5pm on Wednesday 8 May 2019. You can apply online at www.yourvotematters.co.uk/how-do-i-vote/voting-by-post or contact the election office directly on 01773 841458.

Postal ballot papers will be sent out as follows:

Applications received by Postal vote dispatch date
Current permanent applications On or around Wednesday 8 May 2019
New applications received by Thursday 18 April 2019 On or around Wednesday 8 May 2019
New applications received between Friday 19 April and 5pm on Wednesday 8 May 2019 On or around Monday 13 May 2019


Your postal vote must be received by 10pm on Thursday 23 May 2019 to be counted. The completed pack that you return to us must include:

  • Your completed ballot paper,
  • Your security statement, which must include your signature and your date of birth.  If you do not sign the security statement or provide a date other than your date of birth, for example, the date you signed the statement, your postal vote will not be counted.

If you need help completing your postal vote pack, please watch our video guide or contact the election office.

Proxy votes

If you are unable to vote yourself at the polling station, you can appoint someone to place your vote as your proxy.  Applications must be received by 5pm on Wednesday 15 May 2019.

You can apply online at www.yourvotematters.co.uk/how-do-i-vote/voting-by-proxy or contact the election office directly on 01773 841458.

We will send your nominated proxy a poll card/letter, that will allow them to vote on your behalf at your polling station on Thursday 23 May 2019. 

Your proxy can apply to vote by post on your behalf, but they must complete an application form and submit it by the postal voting deadline, which is 5pm on Wednesday 8 May 2019.

Results

Votes will be verified on the evening of Thursday 23 May after the close of poll. Votes will be counted and results declared on Sunday 26 May 2019. View results.

Need further help or information?

Contact the team directly on 01773 841458 or email elections@ambervalley.gov.uk

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