Click to listen

European Parliamentary elections Thursday 23 May 2019

The European Parliamentary elections are to be held on Thursday 23 May 2019 with voting taking place between 7am and 10pm.

If you are already registered to vote and are on the electoral register in South Lanarkshire you do not need to re-register.

You can vote in this election if you are:

  • registered to vote by midnight on Tuesday 7 May 2019
  • 18 or over on the day of the election 
  • a British, Irish, a qualifying Commonwealth citizen living in the UK, or a citizen of the European Union
  • a UK citizen living overseas who has been registered to vote at a UK address in the last 15 years
  • You can register to vote online at You will need your date of birth and National Insurance number to complete the registration.

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 not 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

European Parliament election registration forms will be issued to all EU citizens already on the electoral register in the Lanarkshire area week commencing 15 April 2019.

You can also register to vote by contacting the Electoral Registration Office.

Key dates

European Parliamentary elections Date (deadline if not midnight)
Publication of the notice of election Monday 15 April 2019
Delivery of nomination papers Not later than 4pm on Thursday 25 April 2019
Register to vote midnight Monday 7 May 2019
New postal vote applications (including proxies applying to vote by post) and for changes to existing postal and proxy votes 5pm on Wednesday 8 May 2019
New proxy vote applications (not postal proxy or emergency proxies) 5pm on Wednesday 15 May 2019
Deadline for emergency proxy 5pm on Thursday 23 May 2019
Polling day Thursday 23 May 2019 - 7am to 10pm
Last time for re-issue of spoilt or lost postal votes   5pm Thursday 23 May 2019
Last time to alter the register due to clerical error or court appeal   9pm Thursday 23 May 2019


Counting of the votes  and declaration of result (for the South Lanarkshire area) at the John Wright Sports Centre, East Kilbride

Sunday 26 May 2019

For more information about how to register and the different ways of voting in this election or to apply for a postal or proxy vote please go to our Registering and voting page.

Interested in standing at this election?

If you wish to stand at this election nomination papers are available from the Electoral Commission.

More information

You can watch our videos on how to register to vote, postal and proxy voting and at the polling station on Youtube.

If you have any questions about registering to vote, applying for a postal or proxy vote contact the Electoral Registration Office or visit

Useful websites

Contacting us

Electoral Registration Office - for information on registering to vote, postal and proxy voting arrangements
Election Office - for information on election arrangements