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European parliamentary election 23 May 2019

How can I vote and what are the deadlines?

The European Parliament Election is currently scheduled to take place on the 23 May 2019 with registered voters in Wiltshire voting for MEPs in the South West electoral region (including Isles of Scilly & Gibraltar).

The last day to register to Vote for this election is the 7 May 2019.

The deadline to register for a postal vote is 5pm 8 May 2019.

The deadline to appoint a proxy to vote on your behalf is 5pm 15 May 2019.

Applications to vote by emergency proxy may be made if a person learns they cannot go to the polling station because of their occupation, service or employment, or a medical condition, illness or disability arises after 5pm on Wednesday 15 May 2019. The application must react the Electoral Registration Officer at the address shoen below by 5pm on the date of the poll.

  • Wiltshire Council
    Electoral Services
    County Hall
    Bythesea Road
    Trowbridge
    BA14 8JN

You must be registered to vote, 18 years of age or over on polling day also be one of the following:

  • 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
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EU nationals have the option to vote either in their home country or here in the UK. To vote in the UK you must first be registered to vote and complete an additional UC1 form. All EU nationals registered before 1 April 2019 will receive a form through the post but the form can be downloaded and completed now.

EU nationals who have not yet registered but want to vote in the UK EU parliamentary election, please register at https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote the deadline is the 7 May 2019.

By completing this form you are agreeing to vote in the UK only and not in your home country, as you are not allowed to vote in the European Parliament Election in two countries. Completing this form does not affect your voting rights for elections other than the European Parliament Election, either in the UK or in your home country..

When you're registered please download, print and complete the UC1 form and either email the form to us as an attachment to electreg@wiltshire.gov.uk or post it to:

Wiltshire Council
Electoral Services
County Hall
Bythesea Road
Trowbridge
BA14 8JN

No later than Tuesday 7 May 2019.

By completing this form you are agreeing to vote in the UK only and not in your home country, as you are not allowed to vote in the European Parliament Election in two countries. Completing this form does not affect your voting rights for elections other than the European Parliament Election, either in the UK or in your home country.

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If you haven’t already registered for an overseas postal vote then we recommend you nominate a proxy to vote on your behalf. This is because of the short time between the election being announced and polling day. To act as your proxy, you will need to nominate someone who currently resides in the UK and is already registered to vote themselves. The deadline to nominate a proxy is 5pm Wednesday 15 May, but please note that if your proxy once appointed has to vote at your designated polling station in Wiltshire, so the last polling station you voted at while registered to vote in the United Kingdom.

If you already have an overseas postal vote but would like to nominate a proxy, they will need to be registered to vote in the UK. You must let us know before 5pm Wednesday 8 May as this is the deadline for amendments to existing postal votes.

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As you may already be aware, on the same day of the election (23 May 2019) Salisbury plays host to cycling’s OVO Energy Tour Series which requires road closures and restrictions in the city.

Despite the cycling, we wanted to advise that if you live in the area your local polling station will still be available and accessible for you to cast your vote, but we recommend you give yourself a little more time to get there than you normally would.

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Notice of election for the South West electoral region (including Isles of Scilly & Gibraltar)

  • I, Graham Farrant being the Regional Returning Officer for the South West electoral region give notice that an election is to be held for six members of the European Parliament. If the election is contested the poll will be held on Thursday 23 May between 7 am and 10pm.
  • Nomination papers must be delivered to me at: Room 156, Civic Centre, Municipal Road, Poole, BH15 2RU from 10 am on Monday 15 April 2019. Delivery of the nomination papers can then be made between the hours of 10 am to 4 pm on any working day but no later than 4 pm on Wednesday 24 April 2019. Nomination papers can be obtained from the above address or downloaded from the Electoral Commission's website www.electoralcommission.org.uk
  • The deposit for each registered political party or individual candidate (£5,000) can be paid by cash, bankers draft (banks operating in the UK or Gibraltar only), credit or debit card, or by BACS (details can be provided)
  • Applications to register to vote MUST reach the Electoral Registration Officer at the Electoral Office address shown below by Tuesday 7 May 2019.
  • Applications, amendments or cancellations of postal votes MUST reach the Electoral Registration Officer at the address shown below by 5 pm on Wednesday 8 May 2019.
  • Applications to vote by proxy MUST reach the Electoral Registration Officer at the address shown below by 5 pm on Wednesday 15 May 2019.
  • Applications to vote by 'emergency' proxy may be made if a person learns they cannot go to the polling station because of their occupation, service or employment, or a medical condition, illness or disability arises after 5pm on Wednesday 15 May 2019. The application MUST reach the Electoral Registration Officer at the address shown below by 5 pm on the date of the poll.

Graham Farrant
Regional Returning Officer
South West Region

Dated: 12 April 2019

Contact you Electoral Registration Officer:

Wiltshire Council
Electoral Services
County Hall
Bythesea Road
Trowbridge
BA14 8JN

Helpline: 0300 4560112

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Last updated: 31 May 2019 | Last reviewed: 31 May 2019