European Elections – information for Brent residents

1 May 2019

An election for Members of the European Parliament is due to take place in London on Thursday 23 May 2019.

If you were on the electoral register before Monday 1 April 2019 you should have recently received your poll card. If you registered after this date your poll card will be sent to you on or around Friday 10 May 2019.

If you are a British, Irish, qualifying Commonwealth or EU citizen, there is still time to register. The deadline is midnight, Tuesday 7 May. Register online

Carolyn Downs, Brent Council’s Chief Executive and Local Returning Officer, said “These elections are an opportunity to make your voice heard and have a say on who represents you in the European Parliament. If you need to register to vote I’d encourage anyone who wants to vote in these elections to register as soon as possible.”

Brent is home to 67,000 EU citizens, the highest number of any London borough. EU citizens registered to vote in the UK are not automatically registered to vote at the European Parliamentary election on 23 May 2019 and can choose to vote in the UK or their home country at this election.

A form has been sent to all registered EU electors requesting confirmation if they wish to vote in the UK. EU citizens will not receive poll cards until they have returned the form indicating their wish to vote in the UK. The deadline to return this form is midnight on 7 May.

On the day of the election, polling stations across the borough will be open from 7am to 10pm. Details of your polling station can be found on your poll card, please check this carefully, as your polling station may have changed for this election.

The deadline for postal vote applications is 5pm, Wednesday 8 May 2019. Download a postal vote application.

Alternatively, you can appoint someone to vote by proxy on your behalf. The deadline for proxy applications is 5pm, Wednesday 15 May 2019.

Election results will be announced on Sunday 26 May, once other EU member states have completed voting.

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