The European elections 2019 are fast approaching, and it’s important to make your voice heard. Citizens of the UK and other EU member states resident in this country and aged over 18 can vote, provided they are registered to do so.

If you haven’t already, register to vote by the deadline on Tuesday 7 May so that you can cast your vote on Thursday 23 May.

Why vote?

Voting is about having a say in your future. It can sometimes be difficult to believe that your voice will make an impact, but your vote really does matter. Even if you don’t believe your candidate will win, it’s important not to give up. Your vote can still make a difference. Find out more about why your vote counts here.

How do I register to vote?

You can register to vote quickly and easily online through the gov.uk website – click here to start your registration. It usually takes about 5 minutes to complete your application. You may need the following, if you have them:

  • Your National Insurance Number
  • Your passport if you’re a British citizen living abroad, and want to vote in England, Scotland or Wales.

Please note that you do not need to register again if you’re already registered.

Find out more

To find out more about the importance of your vote, how to vote, and to keep up with news related to the upcoming elections, visit https://www.european-elections.eu/.

For the latest information on voting in the UK, you can also follow @YourVote_UK on Twitter.