Make your vote count in the European Elections


We are still EU citizens with our full political rights and can still vote in the European elections – make your vote count in these critical elections

Unless the UK Parliament passes a deal to leave the EU before 22 May, UK nationals will be able to vote and stand in the elections for the European Parliament held at the end of May.

When are the elections?
Between Thursday 23/05 (eg – UK), Friday 24/05 (eg Ireland) and Sunday 26 May (eg France/Germany/Italy/Spain).

Where can I vote?
1. If you have lived out of the UK for less than fifteen years you can vote in your host country or in the UK.
2. If you have lived outside the UK for over fifteen years, you can only vote in your country of residence.

What do I have to do to vote in the UK?
Find your electoral registration office and how you can vote by post or proxy.

You must do the following:

  1. Register to vote by 7 May.
  2. Download and fill in the European Parliament voter registration form.
  3. Send the form to your local Electoral Registration Office by 7 MayDue to possible delays with postal votes, we strongly advise you to vote by proxy if you can.

How can I vote in my country of residence?
If you have not voted before, you will need to register. Final dates for registration vary amongst member states (see tables below) – the dates for registering has already passed in at least half the member states. In some countries, you may need to check that you are still on the electoral roll. In Ireland and Cyprus you need to register every time you vote in the European elections.

Find out which rules and registration deadlines apply in your host country.


Other useful information;

The main groupings in the European Parliament (Wikipedia)
Video with information about the European Elections.
European Parliament – information on how to vote.

Registration deadlines (top box – deadline already passed / bottom box – you can still register.


Tactical voting in the UK

When we have more information, we will post links on how you could best use your vote to get citizens-rights and remainer MEPs elected to the European Parliament. See below a map with the 2014 EU election results – the swing to UKIP was one of the reasons that Cameron promised the referendum in the first place.