How to Vote in the EU Elections

If the UK takes part in European Parliament elections on 23rd 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 23rd May 2019. If the UK is still in the EU on Thursday 23rd May then polls will take place on that day in the UK.

Can I 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:


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

  1. Download and fill in this European Parliament voter registration form:
  2. Email or post the form to the Electoral Registration Office before 7th May 2019. You can email a scanned copy (or good photo) of the form to [email protected]. Or post to:
  Electoral Services
High Street
Kingston upon Thames
KT1 1EU 



What is the deadline date?

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

Can I or should I vote by post?

Yes! and Yes! Every voter is entitled to a postal vote. Postal voters are much more likely to vote. It's quick. It's free. It's easy to apply. You receive your postal vote typically 10 days before election day. You return your voting slip at a time of your convenience. Or hand it in to a polling station on election day if you forget to send it back on time.


Can I still vote if I am not home?

Yes, you can register with Kingston 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 Kingston 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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