The UK has been granted an extension to the date it plans to leave the European Union, therefore it is likely that we will still be a member state when the European Parliamentary elections take place between 23 - 26 May 2019.
The Government have set Thursday 23 May as the polling day in the UK for the European Parliamentary elections, so we must now make preparations to take part in these elections.
The UK, which has 73 seats on the European Parliament, is divided onto 12 electoral regions, each with between three and ten MEPs, who represent each person living there.
Harrogate is located within the Yorkshire and Humber Region constituency, which has six MEPs.
In the UK, the poll will be between 7am and 10pm on Thursday 23 May 2019.
To be eligible to vote in these elections, you must be:
- a British, Irish, qualifying commonwealth or an EU citizen
- 18 years or older on polling day
- registered to vote
Important information for EU citizens
All EU citizens may vote once, in one member state at European Parliament elections. If you are an EU citizens, you may wish to vote in the UK in respect of your UK constituency, or vote in your home country. If you wish to vote in the UK, you must complete a European Parliamentary voter registration form and return it to Electoral Services no later than Tuesday 7 May 2019.
If you wish to vote in your home country, you do not need to complete the form.
Once completed, the form can be posted or hand delivered to Electoral Services, Civic Centre, St Lukes Avenue Harrogate HG1 2AE. Alternatively, completed forms can be scanned in and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline to registration to vote and for EU citizens to have returned their European Parliamentary voter registration form is Tuesday 7 May 2019.
Deadline for receiving new postal vote and postal proxy applications, and for changes and cancellations to existing postal and proxy votes is 5pm on Wednesday 8 May 2019.
Deadline for new proxy votes is 5pm on Wednesday 15 May 2019.
Polling day is 7am until 10pm on Thursday 23 May 2019.
Parties, candidates and agents
The Regional Returning Officer for the Yorkshire and Humber Region is the Returning Officer of Leeds City Council.
Nominations can be delivered to the Regional Returning Officer on working days between 10am and 4pm from the day after the publication of the Notice of Election up to and including Thursday 25 April 2019.
Guidance for parties, candidates and agents, as well as nomination papers, are available on The Electoral Commission website.
Further information about nominations will be made available in the coming week. If you have any queries in the meantime, please contact Leeds City Council's Electoral Services Team.
Page last updated 29/04/2019