The European elections will take place between May 23 and 26 across all EU member states, including the UK. Britain will be voting on Thursday, May 23 and eligible UK and EU citizens will elect 73 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) to represent the country. European elections are held every five years where EU citizens elect in total 751 MEPs to the European Parliament.
Where is your nearest polling station?
Your nearest polling station address should be printed on your polling card.
The card should have already been delivered by post.
However, if you don’t have your polling card you can contact your local council.
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Most polling stations are usually located in public buildings like schools or local halls.
The polling stations will open at 7am on Thursday and close at 10pm.
All registered electors including British and eligible EU citizens, who will be aged 18 or over on the day of the election are entitled to vote in the elections.
If you can’t make it to a polling station on election day, it’s possible to vote by post.
However, the ballot paper will have to arrive at the right location by 10pm to be included in the counting.
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How do I vote at the polling station? – step-by-step guide
To vote in the European elections in the UK staff at the polling station will give you a ballot paper listing the candidates you can vote for.
Take your ballot paper into a polling booth so no one can see who you vote for.
The ballot paper will tell you how to cast your vote.
Mark your ballot paper according to the instructions but be careful not to write anything else on the paper or your vote may not be counted.
A pencil will be provided for you to do this, but you can use your own pen if you prefer.
If you make a mistake on your ballot paper, the polling station staff can issue you with a replacement ballot paper – as long as you haven’t already put the old on in the ballot box.
Fold your completed ballot paper in half, show the back to the Presiding Officer and then pop it in the ballot box – DONE!