Remember to register for the European Elections

Date: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
 
 
European Parliament elections are currently scheduled to take place in the UK on 23 May, to be able to vote in these elections, you must be registered to vote by midnight on Tuesday 7 May 2019.
 
The elections will take place in other EU member countries between Thursday 23 May and Sunday 26 May 2019.
 
You must be registered to vote and also be one of 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
resident in the UK
a UK citizen living abroad who has been registered to vote in the UK in the last 15 years
not be subject to any legal incapacity to vote
 
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
complete a form stating you wish to vote in the UK and not in your home country
 
After completing the form, you need to send it to Rochford District Council’s Elections Department by the 7 May 2019.
 
If you’re not already registered to vote you can register at gov.uk/register-to-vote. The deadline to register to vote in European Parliament elections is Tuesday 7 May 2019.
 
The following cannot vote in these elections:
anyone other than British, qualifying Commonwealth or European Union citizens
convicted persons detained in pursuance of their sentences, excluding contempt of court (though remand prisoners, unconvicted prisoners and civil prisoners can vote if they are on the electoral register)
anyone found guilty within the previous five years of corrupt or illegal practices in connection with an election
 
If you are away on the date of the election you have until 5pm on 8th May to apply for a postal vote or 5pm on 15th May to apply for a proxy vote.