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.
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 five 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 you 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?
If you are not already on the electoral register in Lewisham, you must:
Register to vote by 7th May. Use the following link to start the process now:
Additional steps for EU27 citizens wishing to vote in the UK:
- As an EU27 citizen, if you are already on the electoral register you additionally need to complete and return the form sent to you in the post by Lewisham Council. The deadline to apply is midnight on 7th May 2019. Click here for details or if you did not receive this form.
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 still vote if I am not home?
Yes, you can register for a proxy vote (when someone votes on your behalf) or a postal vote with Lewisham Council by clicking here.
How can I check if I am registered to vote?
You should contact Lewisham Council's Electoral Services as soon as possible on 020 8314 6086 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.