23rd May 2019

Priority: register to vote before May 7th

The immediate priority is to encourage as much voter registration as possible before the deadline of 7 May and to raise awareness of the two-stage process for nationals from other EU countries who want to vote here. Make sure you tell everyone you know about this.

Full voter registration information from here:

Politically neutral

Please remember, Canterbury for Europe has no allegiances or political affiliations. In promoting people to register to vote, we are just encouraging the democratic process.

Your Vote Matters

Your vote matters This is a link to an Electoral Commission website. It tells you everything you need to know about registering to vote and how to vote.

This time I’m voting


EU citizen living in the UK?

If you’re a citizen of a European Union country (other than the UK, Republic of Ireland, Malta and Cyprus), you can either vote in the UK or in your home country. You can’t vote twice.

To vote in the UK, you need to:

  • be registered to vote
  • complete a form stating you wish to vote in the UK and not in your home country

Download the EU citizen – European Parliament voter registration form

After completing the form, you need to send it to your local authority by the 7 May 2019.

European Union citizens in Northern Ireland should visit the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland website.

Find where to send the forms

If you’re not already registered to vote you can register at gov.uk/register-to-vote. The deadline to register to vote in European Parliament elections is Tuesday 7 May 2019.

The following cannot vote in these elections:

  • anyone other than British, qualifying Commonwealth or European Union citizens
  • convicted persons detained in pursuance of their sentences, excluding contempt of court (though remand prisoners, unconvicted prisoners and civil prisoners can vote if they are on the electoral register)
  • anyone found guilty within the previous five years of corrupt or illegal practices in connection with an election