European Parliament Elections 23 May 2019

In light of the agreement of an extension to the UK’s exit from the European Union, while the UK remains a member state of the European Union, it is required to elect members to the European Parliament.

Elections will take place on Thursday 23 May, with results declared on Sunday 26 May.

If you are already registered to vote, you do not need to do anything to be able to vote in these elections.


Deadlines for Registration, Postal Votes and Proxy Votes

If you are not yet registered to vote, or if you have recently moved, you have until midnight on Tuesday, 7 May to register to vote in these elections.  We will accept UC1 application forms by email provided they are received by 11:59pm on Tuesday, 7 May.

If you are already registered, but will be away on polling day, you can apply for a postal vote. Completed applications must be received by us no later than 5pm on Wednesday 8 May.

Postal votes will be sent out first class from our printers around Thursday 9 May. If you are due to be going away and you think that your postal vote may not get to you in time, you can either change the address that the vote is sent to, or cancel it altogether and appoint a proxy instead. If you want to change the address or cancel your postal vote, you must do so in writing (email is fine - elections@cherwellandsouthnorthants.gov.uk) by 5pm on Wednesday 8 May. We cannot make any changes to addresses or cancel postal votes after this time.

If you are going to be away on polling day and don’t want a postal vote, you can appoint a proxy (someone votes on your behalf) to vote in your usual polling station. Completed proxy applications must be received by us no later than 5pm on Wednesday 15 May.

Citizens of European Union countries (other than the UK, Republic of Ireland, Malta and Cyprus) will be sent a form they to complete and return by Tuesday 7 May to opt in to vote in the UK rather than their home country at these elections. Forms are also available from the Your Vote Matters website.

Members are elected to the European Parliament on a fixed five year term of office. Cherwell District is part of the South East Region, consisting of 67 local authorities which currently elects 10 members under a proportional representation system. Mark Heath is the Regional Returning Officer (RRO) for the Region.

The Notice of Election has now been published.

The list of candidates for the South East Region has now been published.

The list of Polling Stations for Cherwell District is now available.

To find out more about the European Elections, visit the government website