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Anyone wishing to apply for a postal vote for the upcoming European Parliamentary Election should do so before the deadline of 5pm on 8 May 2019.

Residents issued with a postal vote should follow the instructions included with their pack and return their completed postal vote pack as soon as possible to ensure we receive them by 10pm on Thursday 23 May 2019.

The Election takes place on Thursday 23 May 2019. There are 751 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs). Of those, 73 represent the United Kingdom.

To be eligible you must be:

  • Aged 18 and over on polling day
  • A British citizen, a qualifying Commonwealth citizen or a citizen of the European Union
  • Resident in the United Kingdom
  • a UK citizen living abroad who has been registered to vote in the UK in the last 15 years
  • not be subject to any legal incapacity to vote

You can register to vote online at

If you are an EU citizen living in the United Kingdom, you can either vote in the UK or your home country. To vote in the UK you must be registered to vote and complete a form stating you wish to vote here rather than in your home country. We must receive your declaration by Tuesday, 7 May 2019 at the latest to allow you to vote in the European Parliamentary Election on 23 May 2019.

More information is available on the Richmond Council website