European Elections 2019
Following the recent Brexit extension, EU Citizens in the UK can now choose what to do in the European Elections 2019.
You can now either:
- vote for a British candidate or;
- vote for your home country candidate.
It is completely up to you what you want to do, but please note that different deadlines and procedures apply.
! You can only vote once.
! Please note that, unfortunately, some information available online, including some official websites still [24 April] provide outdated information, with an assumption the UK has left the EU. Please approach information online with care.
Voting for a UK MEP candidate
To vote in the UK you need to:
- register to vote by 7 May, and;
- fill in a registration form for voting in the European Parliament Elections.
! Even if you registered in the past, you still need to fill in the special form again.
Find registration deadlines for voting in person, by post or by proxy here.
Voting for your home country candidate
To vote for a candidate from your home country, you will need to see if you can:
- vote in your local consulate, or;
- vote by post, or;
- only vote by returning to your home country for the elections, 23-26 May.
What you’ll need to do very much depends on the decision of your home country. You can find relevant information in your language here, just please remember to check information about “voting in a different EU country” not “voting from outside the EU.”
! For deadlines and registration procedures please visit your country’s consulate or embassy website.