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About European Union Parliamentary Elections

European Parliamentary Elections will take place on Thursday 23 May 2019.

Information for electors

EU citizens living in the UK will need to complete a declaration to be able to vote in the European Parliamentary elections in the UK. We will send a letter and declaration form to all EU citizens that are on the electoral register. If you are a citizen of any of the countries listed below, you must be on the electoral register to vote in the UK for the European Parliamentary Elections.

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • The Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden

Registering to vote

Read information on registering to vote. We must receive all applications to vote and EU citizen declarations by the deadline, Tuesday 7 May 2019.

Polling stations

Read information about where to vote in person. Details of the polling station you need to attend to vote will be on the polling card.

New postal and postal proxy voting applications

Apply for a postal vote before the deadline of 5pm Wednesday 8 May 2019. Anyone who wants to vote by post, or proxy voters wanting to vote by post, must have applications returned to the Elections office by this deadline. Anyone wanting to change the details of their existing postal or proxy vote must also have that information with the Elections office by this deadline.

New proxy voting applications

Apply for a proxy vote before the deadline of 5pm Wednesday 15 May 2019. Anyone who wants to vote by proxy must return their application to the Elections office by the deadline above.

Lost postal vote packs

The earliest date for requesting a replacement postal vote is Friday 17 May 2019. Anyone who did not receive their postal vote can request a replacement from this date by contacting the Elections office on the details below.

Emergency proxy applications

The deadline for emergency proxy applications is 5pm Thursday 23 May 2019. Anyone who has a work-related or medical-related emergency after the deadline for proxy applications has passed can apply for an emergency proxy until this deadline.

Apply for an emergency proxy vote online on the 'about my vote' website.

Information for Candidates

Nominations

The Regional Returning Officer, based in Manchester, is responsible for nominations. Anyone interested in being a candidate for the European elections can contact the Regional Returning Officer directly.

Email: nwrro@manchester.gov.uk
Telephone: 0161 234 3796

Read about nominations for the EU Parliamentary Elections on the North West Votes website.

Press enquires

Email: press.office@manchester.gov.uk
Telephone: 0161 234 1010

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