Election of members to the European Parliament on Thursday 23 May 2019
European Parliament elections are currently scheduled to take place in the UK on 23 May.
About this election
The UK is divided into 12 European electoral regions each of which is represented by a number of Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), depending on the population of that region. Uttlesford District Council is in the Eastern Region, which is represented by seven MEPs.
Please note that these elections may be cancelled depending on a national decision by the Government.
For candidates, nomination papers may be obtained from the offices of the Regional Returning Officer, Civic Centre, Duke Street, Chelmsford CM1 1JE, between Monday to Friday 10 am to 4 pm (excluding bank holidays) or from www.chelmsford.gov.uk/europeanelection
Closing date for delivery of nomination papers: 4pm on Thursday 25 April 2019
New applications to register to vote: Tuesday 7 May 2019
New applications to vote by post or to cancel or amend an existing postal vote or proxy appointment: 5pm on Wednesday 8 May 2019
New applications to vote by proxy: 5pm on Wednesday 15 May 2019
Emergency applications to vote by proxy: 5pm on Thursday 23 May 2019
Election day: If the election is contested the poll will be held on Thursday 23 May 2019 between 7 am and 10 pm
Who can vote
To vote in the European Parliament elections you must be registered to vote and also:
- 18 years of age or over on polling day
- A British citizen, qualifying Commonwealth citizen, or a citizen of the European Union
- Resident in the UK
- Not be subject to any legal incapacity to vote
The deadline for new applications to register to vote, in time for this election is Tuesday 7 May 2019.
If you would like to check if you are registered or require a postal or proxy vote please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
You can register quickly using the online registration service.
How to vote
If you are registered to vote and already on our electoral register, you do not need to register again for these elections.
Voting in person
You can go along to vote at your polling station on Thursday 23 May 2019 between 7am and 10pm.
The name and address of your polling station is will be printed on your poll card. You can check where your polling station is on our Polling stations and polling districts page.
If you are unable to get to your polling station on Thursday 23 May 2019, there are different options available to you in order for you to cast your vote. You could apply for a postal or by proxy vote.
Voting by post
If you are already registered to vote by post your postal ballot packs will be posted to you.
If you are not currently registered to vote by post you can apply to vote by post.
The deadline to apply to vote by post or to cancel or amend an existing postal vote or proxy appointment at these elections is 5pm on Wednesday 8 May 2019.
Voting by proxy
You can appoint someone to go to the polling station and vote on your behalf.
If you are not currently registered for a proxy vote you can apply to vote by proxy.
The deadline to apply to vote by proxy (not postal proxy or emergency proxies) at these elections is 5pm on Wednesday 15 May 2019.