European Parliamentary elections

The government has advised councils to prepare for the EU elections 2019, and Southwark is putting plans in place to run these elections, based on the following timetable:

  • polling day (when you vote) - Thursday 23 May 2019, 7am to 10pm
  • counting of votes - Sunday 26 May 2019
  • declaration of results - Sunday 26 May 2019

Information for UK citizens

If you are a UK citizen and would like to vote in the EU elections, you need to be registered to vote. If you are already registered and your details have not changed, then your polling card/postal vote forms will be sent out towards the end of April.

If you are not already registered to vote in Southwark, please go to https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. Registration is quick and easy.

The deadline to register to vote in the EU elections 2019 is Tuesday 7 May

Postal and proxy votes

If you are registered to vote, you can vote by post or proxy instead of going to your polling station yourself. This is also known as absent voting. To apply for a postal or proxy vote.

  • the deadline for receipt of postal vote applications is 5pm Wednesday 8 May
  • the deadline for receipt of proxy vote applications is 5pm Wednesday 15 May

Information for EU citizens

If you are an EU citizen and would like to vote in the EU Elections in the UK, you need to do two things:

  • Register to vote by Tuesday 7 May (you only need to do this once so if you have registered to vote in any election in Southwark previously and your details have not changed, you do not need to do this again)
  • Complete, sign and return a UC1 form to the council by 7 May

The UC1 form will be sent automatically to all EU citizens who are registered to vote in Southwark towards the end of April. These need to be signed and then either scanned and emailed back to the council, or returned by post by 7 May. There is an enclosed first class envelope to return your completed form to us. Please send this back to us immediately, to make sure that you will be able to vote.

Page last updated: 15 April 2019