European Parliamentary election - South West Region

The next scheduled election to take place in Cheltenham borough will be the European Parliamentary election taking place 23 May 2019.

Voting for the European Parliament will take place on 23 May. Cheltenham is part of the South West Region represented by six MEPs. Find out more about the European parliament and the election.

Please read the full notice of election below for further details.

For further information, and if you wish to stand in this election, please go to the Regional Returning Officers website.

Results

When results are announced on Sunday 26 May, the local results will be published on our website, with the final result being published on the Regional Returning Officers website.

How to vote

Visit our where to vote page to find locations of polling stations and information about how to vote in person.

In order to vote by post or proxy, please download a postal vote application form, or proxy application.

To vote at this election you need to be registered. Applications of registration must reach Cheltenham Borough Council, Municipal Offices, Promenade, GL50 9SA on Tuesday 7 May 2019.

Postal vote applications, amendments or cancellations must reach Cheltenham Borough Council, Municipal Offices, Promenade, GL50 9SA by 5pm on Wednesday 8 May 2019.

Applications to vote by proxy at this election must reach Cheltenham Borough Council, Municipal Offices, Promenade, GL50 9SA by 5pm on Wednesday 15 May 2019.

Applications to vote by emergency proxy at this election, applied for on medical grounds or if your occupation, service or employment means that you cannot go to the polling station in person, and you only become aware of that fact after the deadline of 5pm on Wednesday 15 May 2019, must reach Cheltenham Borough Council, Municipal Offices, Promenade, GL50 9SA by 5pm on Thursday 23 May 2019.

Who is eligible to vote?

You must be registered to vote and also be one of the following:

  • 18 years of age or over on polling day
  • a British citizen, a qualifying Commonwealth citizen, or a citizen of the European Union
  • resident in the UK
  • 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

EU citizens 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 cannot vote twice.

To vote in the UK, you need to:

  • be registered to vote The deadline to register to vote in European Parliament elections is Tuesday 7 May 2019.
  • 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 sign it and return it to Cheltenham Borough Council, Municipal Offices, Promenade, GL50 9SA by 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

Make sure you're registered

To register go to GOV.UK

To check if you are already registered please call 01242 262626 or email elections@cheltenham.gov.uk