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European Parliamentary Elections 2019

European Parliamentary Elections in Nottingham Thursday 23 May 2019

Your local elections 

On Thursday 23 May residents in Nottingham will go to the polls to have their say on who represents them.

In order to vote in this important election, you must be on the electoral register.

Election Notices

How to register to vote

Unless you’ve recently moved homes or haven’t previously registered at your address, you’re very likely to already be registered. You should receive your polling cards a few weeks before polling day.

If you don’t get your poll card or you’ve recently moved, you need to register. The deadline to register to vote is Tuesday 7th of May.

Register now at GOV UK

 

Requesting a postal vote

If you’d prefer to vote by post, it’s easy to apply for a postal vote.

Completed application forms can be returned by email or by post. If you are given a postal vote you will not be able to vote in person at a polling station.

Your completed form must be with us by 5pm on 8 May 2019.

Download the form below and return it to:

 

Postal vote form

When you receive your postal vote, read the instructions carefully. Your postal vote pack will include your ballot paper and a postal voting statement. Complete both of these and return them immediately.

A short video showing how to complete your postal vote pack can be viewed here.

If you need any assistance with your postal vote pack please contact Electoral Services on 0115 876 4111 or via postal.votes@nottinghamcity.gov.uk.

 

Requesting a proxy vote

If you cannot get to the polling station and do not wish to vote by post you can appoint someone to vote on your behalf. This is called voting by proxy.

You can apply to have a proxy vote for these elections only, but you must provide a reason, for example away on holiday. The person you appoint as your proxy for these elections must be a registered local government elector.

You can also apply to have a proxy vote for all future elections but you must provide a reason and have your application signed by someone else to support your application. Only certain people can sign as a supporter and details are included with the application form.

Completed application forms must reach the Electoral Services team before 5pm on Wednesday 15th May.

Completed application forms can be returned to:

 

Proxy vote application form for disability

Proxy vote application form for employment circumstances

Proxy vote application form for educational circumstances

Proxy vote application form for a specific election

Proxy vote application form for overseas

If you have a medical emergency, or if your employment suddenly requires you to be away from home, you may be able to apply for an emergency proxy. The medical emergency or employment reason must have occurred after the deadline for ordinary proxy applications has passed.

Your application will need to be signed by someone else to support your application. Only certain people can sign as a supporter and details are included with the application form.

Proxy vote application form for emergency proxy (medical)

Proxy vote application form for emergency proxy (employment)

Your proxy will be sent a proxy polling letter which shows both your details as the elector and the proxy’s details. Your proxy may take this letter with them when they attend your polling station as it will assist the staff in finding your details on the register, however it is not compulsory.

If your proxy can’t get to your polling station they can apply to vote by postIf you are already a proxy and would like to vote by post please contact the Electoral Services team on 0115 876 4111 or email us at postal.votes@nottinghamcity.gov.uk.

 

How to find your polling station and cast your vote

Your poll card should arrive around a month before the elections on 23 May. 

Your polling card will show your polling number, your name and address, and the location of your polling station where you can vote in person.

If someone in your household does not receive a poll card and they are eligible to vote, or if the poll cards are not in the correct names please contact the Electoral Services team immediately on 0115 876 4111 or via elections@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Voting in person at a polling station is very straightforward and there is always a member of staff available to help if you’re unsure what to do.

Polling stations are open from 7am until 10pm.

When you arrive at the polling station:

  • Tell the staff inside the polling station your name and address so they can check that you are on the electoral register. You can show them your poll card, but you do not need it to vote
  • The staff at the polling station will give you a ballot paper listing the parties and candidates you can vote for. If you have a visual impairment, you can ask for a special voting device that allows you to vote on your own in secret. You can also ask to have a companion with you when you vote, or staff in the polling station may be able to help you
  • Take your ballot paper into a polling booth so that no one can see how you vote. Read the ballot paper carefully, it will tell you how to cast your vote. Do not write anything else on the paper or your vote may not be counted
  • Mark your ballot paper according to the instructions. A pencil will be provided for you to do this, but you may use your own pen if you prefer
  • If you make a mistake on your ballot paper, don’t worry – so long as you haven’t already put it in the ballot box, just let the polling station staff know and they can issue you with a replacement ballot paper
  • Finally, when you have marked your vote, fold the ballot paper in half and put it in the ballot box. Do not let anyone see your vote

If you are not clear on what to do, ask the staff at the polling station to help you.

Polling stations

Find your closest polling stations with our polling station finder.

 

Find your local polling station

Timetable for European Parliamentary Elections

The UK Government’s current position is that the UK will not take part in the European Parliamentary elections in May 2019.

The elections will take place in other EU Member States between Thursday 23 and Sunday 26 May 2019. We are publishing this timetable as part of our contingency planning. For the purposes of this timetable, we have assumed that, should the elections go ahead in the UK, polling day would be Thursday 23 May.

As a result of a bank holiday in Gibraltar on 29 April and on 1 May 2019, some electoral deadlines in the South West electoral region are different to the deadlines elsewhere in Great Britain. This is why we have included the deadlines for the South West region in a separate column.

Event

Working days before poll (deadline if not midnight)

Date (deadline if not midnight) – all electoral regions, except the South West

Date (deadline if not midnight) – South West electoral region only

Publication of notice of election

Not later than 25 days

Not later than Monday 15 April 2019

Not later than Friday 12 April 2019

Delivery of nomination papers and lists of candidates of registered parties

From the day after the date of the notice of election (10am to 4pm)

10am to 4pm on any working day after publication of notice of election until 4pm on Thursday 25 April 2019

10am to 4pm on any working day after publication of notice of election until 4pm on Wednesday 24 April 2019

Deadline for delivery of nomination papers (and lists of candidates of registered parties for European elections)

19 days (4pm)

4pm on Thursday 25 April 2019

4pm on Wednesday 24 April 2019

Deadline for withdrawals of nomination

19 days (4pm)

4pm on Thursday 25 April 2019

4pm on Wednesday 24 April 2019

Deadline for the notification of appointment of national election agents / election agents

19 days (4pm)

4pm on Thursday 25 April 2019

4pm on Wednesday 24 April 2019

Deadline for making objections to nomination papers or lists of candidates of registered parties

 

 

 

(except for objections on the grounds that an individual candidate may be disqualified under the RPA 1981 – see Commission guidance)

On 19 days (10am to 5pm), subject to the following:

 

Between 10 am – 12 noon objections can be made to all delivered nominations

 

 

 

 

Between 12 noon and 5pm objections can only be made to nominations delivered after 4pm, 20 days before the poll

 

 

 

 

Between 10am and 12 noon on Thursday 25 April objections can be made to all delivered nomination papers.

 

 

Between 12 noon and 5pm on Thursday 25 April objections can only be made to nominations delivered after 4pm on Wednesday 24 April.

 

 

 

 

 

Between 10am and 12 noon on Wednesday 24 April objections can be made to all delivered nomination papers.

 

 

Between 12 noon and 5pm on Wednesday 24 April objections can only be made to nominations delivered after 4pm on Tuesday 23 April.

 

 

Publication of statement of parties and individual candidates nominated, including notice of poll

 

(except for draft statement of individual candidates nominated to be published where RRO suspects a candidate is disqualified under the RPA 1981 – see Commission guidance)

At 19 days (5pm) (if no objections)

 

 

 

Not before objection(s) are disposed of but not later than 18 days (4pm) (if objection(s) are made)

If no objections: at 5pm on Thursday 25 April 2019

 

 

Objection(s) made: not before objection(s) are disposed of but not later than 4pm on Friday 26 April 2019

If no objections: at 5pm on Wednesday 24 April 2019

 

Objection(s) made: not before objection(s) are disposed of but not later than 4pm on Thursday 25 April 2019

Publication of first interim election notice of alteration

At 19 days

 

Thursday 25 April 2019

Wednesday 24 April 2019

Deadline for receiving applications for registration

12 days

Tuesday 7 May 2019

Tuesday 7 May 2019

Deadline for receiving UC1 forms

12 days

Tuesday 7 May 2019

Tuesday 7 May 2019

Deadline for receiving new postal vote and postal proxy applications, and for changes to existing postal or proxy votes

11 days (5pm)

5pm on Wednesday 8 May 2019

5pm on Wednesday 8 May 2019

Deadline for receiving new applications to vote by proxy (not postal proxy or emergency proxies)

6 days (5pm)

5pm on Wednesday 15 May 2019

5pm on Wednesday 15 May 2019

Publication of second interim election notice of alteration

Between 18 days and 6 days

Between Friday 26 April 2019 and Wednesday 15 May 2019

Between Wednesday 24 April 2019 and Wednesday 15 May 2019

Publication of final election notice of alteration

5 days

Thursday 16 May 2019

Thursday 16 May 2019

Deadline for notification of appointment of sub-agents

5 days

Thursday 16 May 2019

Thursday 16 May 2019

Deadline for notification of appointment polling and counting agents

5 days

Thursday 16 May 2019

Thursday 16 May 2019

First date that electors can apply for replacements for lost postal votes

4 days

Friday 17 May 2019

Friday 17 May 2019

Polling day

 

0 (7am to 10pm)

7am to 10pm on Thursday 23 May 2019

7am to 10pm on Thursday 23 May 2019

Last time for re-issue of spoilt or lost postal votes

0 (5pm)

5pm on Thursday 23 May 2019

5pm on Thursday 23 May 2019

Deadline for emergency proxy applications

0 (5pm)

5pm on Thursday 23 May 2019

5pm on Thursday 23 May 2019

Last time to alter the register due to clerical error or court appeal

0 (9pm)

9pm on Thursday 23 May 2019

9pm on Thursday 23 May 2019

Declaration of result

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Not earlier than 10 pm on Sunday 26 May 2019

Not earlier than 10 pm on Sunday 26 May 2019

Last day for the delivery of return to the Regional Returning Officer as to election expenses

(individual candidates and the personal expenses of party list candidates)

Within 50 calendar days after the date the election result is declared

 

 

Last day for the delivery of return to the Electoral Commission as to campaign expenditure of political parties (spending £250,000 or less)

Within 3 months of the date of the poll

Friday 23 August 2019

Friday 23 August 2019

Deadline for sending postal vote identifier rejection notices

Within 3 months from the date of the poll

Friday 23 August 2019

Friday 23 August 2019

Last day for the delivery of return to the Electoral Commission as to campaign expenditure of political parties (spending more than £250,000)

Within 6 months of the date of the poll

Saturday 23 November 2019

Saturday 23 November 2019

 

 

 

European citizens voting in the European Parliamentary Elections

UC1 Forms

European law provides that EU citizens may vote only once, in one member state, at a European Parliamentary election. EU citizens living in the UK may be able to register to vote in the EU member state where they are from, and some may already have chosen to do so.

If, however, they wish to exercise their European Parliamentary vote in the UK, citizens of other EU member states who are resident in the UK would be required under current UK law to complete a separate application and declaration (commonly known as a UC1). The declaration must be signed and state that they will vote only in the UK at any European Parliamentary election during the 12-month period of the declaration.

You only need to complete a UC1 if you wish to vote in European Parliamentary elections while you are resident in the UK. If you only want to vote in UK local elections then you do not need to complete a UC1.

The deadline for the return of completed UC1 declarations is the same as for ordinary applications for registration, Tuesday 7 May 2019.