The results for the European Parliamentary Election will be announced on Sunday 26 May.
About the European elections
The poll and declaration of results for the South East of England is administered by the Regional Returning Officer, Mark Heath, who is also the Local Returning Officer for the Southampton Area.
MEPs are elected under a proportional representation system (d.Hondt). In the UK, you have one vote to elect all of your MEPs. Each party puts forward a list of candidates called a 'party list' and you vote for one of these lists or for an independent candidate.
The deadline to register to vote at the election was Tuesday 7 May 2019. You can register at any time online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote or contact the electoral services team for an application form in order to be registered to vote for future elections.
The deadline to apply to vote by post or make changes to existing postal or proxy votes at the election was 5pm on Wednesday 8 May 2019. Please see our voting by post page to find out how to apply for a postal vote for future elections.
The deadline to apply to vote by proxy at the election was 5pm on Wednesday 15 May 2019. Please see our voting by proxy page to find out how to apply for a proxy vote for future elections.
Vote by emergency proxy
If you have had a medical emergency or work related emergency take place after 5pm on Wednesday 15 May you may be able to apply to vote by proxy on an emergency basis. Please contact the elections team on 01483 444115 or email@example.com for more information on emergency proxies.
EC6 Form - European Union citizens
At European Parliamentary elections, EU citizens have a choice of voting for a Member of European Parliament (MEP) either from the UK, or from their 'home' country.
This refers to citizens from the following EU countries:
- Czech Republic
- The Netherlands
If you are from one of the countries listed above, live in the UK, and want to vote in the UK for the forthcoming European Parliament elections, you needed to complete a form known as an EC6 form and submit it to the electoral services team by Tuesday 7 May 2019.
As soon as the electoral services team were informed of the requirement to run the European Parliamentary election, they sent an EC6 form to every registered EU citizen living in the Guildford borough, either by email or in the post. Citizens from the UK, Republic of Ireland, Malta or Cyprus did not need to complete an EC6 form.
If you did not submit your EC6 form by Tuesday 7 May 2019, you will not be able to vote in the European Parliamentary elections in the UK (you will only be able to vote in your home country providing you have made arrangements to do so with the relevant local authority there).
If you have any questions, please contact the electoral services team by phoning 01483 444115 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Polling station venue changes
There were a number of changes to polling station venues for the European Parliamentary elections that took place on Thursday 23 May 2019.
Old polling station
New polling station
Burchatts Farm Barn
Boxgrove Primary School
Burpham Village Hall
Sutherland Memorial Hall
East Horsley Village Hall
Send Church of England Primary School
Send Barns Lane
Merrow Village Hall
Bushy Hill Junior School
The Salvation Army Hall
Seale Village Hall
The Sands Room
Stoke & District Horticultural Society Hall
The Annexe, St Peters Church Hall
The Ash Centre
Ash Hill Road
The Waterside Centre
New Hope Church
Tongham Community Centre
The Benson Room
All new polling stations have been designated by the Local Returning Officer in accordance with Electoral Commission guidance, taking into account issues such as:
- Providing venues that are accessible to all
- The availability of venues
- The size of the electorate the polling station serves