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European Parliamentary Election 2019

The European Parliamentary Elections are scheduled to take place on Thursday 23 May 2019. Vote for who you want to be elected as your European Member of Parliament in the North East.

The deadline to Register to vote is Tuesday 7 May 2019. If you're not registered to vote, you'll not be able to vote in this election.

Important dates for voters

Register to voteTuesday 7 May 2019 
Apply to vote by post or vote by proxy by post, or make changes to existing onesBy 5.00pm on Wednesday 8 May  
Apply to vote by proxy (not emergency proxies)By 5.00pm on Wednesday 15 May
Apply to get a lost / spoilt postal vote replacedFrom Friday 17 May until 5.00pm Thursday 23 May
Polling DayThursday 23 May
Deadline for emergency proxy applicationsBy 5.00pm on Thursday 23 May 2019

Election notices

Election noticePublish date
Icon for pdf Notice of Election - European Parliamentary Election 2019 (PDF, 87.1kb) Monday 15 April
Publication of statement of parties and individual candidates nominated, including Notice of PollBy Thursday 25 April by 5.00pm
Situation of Polling StationsBy Thursday 25 April
Notice of Election AgentsBy Thursday 25 April by 4.00pm
European Parliamentary Local and Regional Election ResultsFrom 10.00pm on Sunday 26 May

EU Citizens

If you are a European Union (EU) citizen, but not a citizen of the UK, Republic of Ireland, Malta or Cyprus, you can choose to vote in either your home country or in the UK at a European Parliamentary election. To vote in the UK, you must complete the following:

  1. You must be registered to vote. If you are not sure that you are registered, call us on 03000 261 212 to check. If you know that you are not registered, go to register to vote online to apply. The deadline to register is Tuesday 7 May 2019.

  2. You must also send a completed European Parliament voter registration form to the Electoral Registration Officer (ERO) by Tuesday 7 May 2019. A letter, containing this form and more information, will be posted to all affected EU citizens who are registered as local government electors in Durham. Alternatively, you can download Your vote matters - EU citizen European Parliament voter registration form. the form and information.

Information for candidates and agents


If you want to stand as a candidate at the 2019 European Parliamentary Election, please contact Electoral services at Sunderland City Council for a nomination pack.

Nominations open on Tuesday 16 April between 10.00am and 4.00pm, and close at 4.00pm on Thursday 25 April 2019.

Help and guidance

If you are a potential candidate or agent, visit The Electoral Commission's European Parliamentary elections information for guidance for candidates and a detailed timetable for the 2019 European Parliamentary elections.

European Parliamentary Election 2014

See Election results which includes results from the European Parliamentary election 2014.

Contact us
Electoral Services
03000 261 212
Our address is:
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  • County Hall
  • Durham
  • County Durham
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