Who is eligible to vote?
You must be registered to vote and also be the following:
- 18 years of age or over on polling day
- a British citizen, a qualifying Commonwealth citizen, or a citizen of the European Union
- not be subject to any legal incapacity to vote
The deadline to register to vote in the European Parliamentary Election was Tuesday 7 May. It is now too late to register to vote at this election
EU citizens living in the UK
If you’re a citizen of a European Union 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.
To vote in the UK, you need to:
- be registered to vote
- have completed a European Parliament voter registration form (UC1) stating you wish to vote in the UK and not in your home country (UC1 forms were posted to all registered EU citizens in Lambeth from 15 April)
If you are not already registered, it is now too late to register to vote in this election from your Lambeth address.
If you want to vote in your home country:
- Contact electoral authorities in the EU country where you’re a citizen.
- You can find out how to register in your home country here
Where is my polling station?
Visit the Polling Station Finder
There are 751 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs). Of those, 73 represent the UK with 8 elected to the London constituency.
Elections for the European Parliament take place every five years. Find out more at the European Parliament website.
The Electoral Commission website has more information about European Parliament elections.
Postal and Proxy Voting
The deadline to apply for a postal vote or make changes to an existing postal or proxy vote was 5pm Wednesday 8 May. It is now too late to apply for a postal vote for the European Parliamentary Election
The deadline to apply for a proxy vote is 5pm Wednesday 15 May
|European Parliamentary elections||Date|
|Deadline to register to vote||Tuesday 7 May 2019|
|Deadline to apply to vote by post or to make changes to an existing postal or proxy vote||5pm Wednesday 8 May 2019|
|Deadline to apply to vote by proxy||5pm Wednesday 15 May 2019|
|First date that electors can apply for replacements for lost postal votes||Friday 17 May 2019|
|Polling day||7am to 10pm Thursday 23 May 2019|
|Declaration of result||No earlier than 10pm Sunday 26 May 2019|