Are you registered to vote? How to make sure your voice counts
European Parliamentary Elections will be held on Thursday 23 May. Are you registered to vote?
The last date to apply to be included in the register of electors (if not already included) to enable you to vote at this election is Tuesday, May 7.
Voters who will be away on the scheduled date of the election can apply to vote by post by 5pm on Wednesday, May 8 or apply to vote by proxy by 5pm on Wednesday, May 15.
You only need to register once - you do not need to register separately for every election.
To register, see here : https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
You must register again if you’ve changed address, name or nationality.
You can also use this service to:
o change the way you vote - for example in person, by post or by proxy
o get on or off the open register
It usually takes about 5 minutes.
You may need the following, if you have them:
o your National Insurance number
o your passport if you’re a British citizen living abroad, and want to vote in England, Scotland or Wales
You need to be on the electoral register to vote in elections and referendums.
There’s a different process to register anonymously, for example if you’re concerned about your safety.