European Parliamentary Elections - 23 May 2019

The Election

The UK is scheduled to take part in the European Parliament elections on Thursday 23 May 2019.  Polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm. Some Polling Stations might differ from your usual polling station. Your polling station will be displayed on your poll card. This will be printed on pale pink card and will be delivered around week commencing 22 April 2019.

North Kesteven is in the East Midlands Region for elections to the European Parliament.  The East Midlands Region comprises of Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Northamptonshire. For the East Midlands Region, the election will be co-ordinated by the Regional Returning Officer at Kettering Borough Council.

Registration Deadlines 

To vote at these elections, you must be registered to vote by 7 May 2019. The quickest way to register to vote is on the website.

The deadline to apply for a postal vote or amend an existing postal vote arrangement closes at 5pm on Wednesday 8 May 2017.

The dates as to when Postal Votes will be sent to Electors is around Weds 8 May Saturday 11th May 2019. If this may be too late for you or you think you are going to be away in May you will need to think about arranging a Proxy Vote.

To arrange a proxy vote (Someone voting on your behalf in a polling station) you can download an application from our proxy voting web page.

EU Citizens

As was the case for previous European Parliamentary elections, any EU citizen who wishes to vote at the European Parliamentary Elections on Thursday 23 May 2019 will need to complete and return a European Parliament Voter Registration Form (UC1/ EC6) to the Electoral Registration Officer by 7 May 2019. A blank form is available to download.

If you are a citizen of the UK, Republic of Ireland, Malta or Cyprus, you are eligible to register to vote at these elections you are eligible to register to vote at these elections and so do not need to complete an additional registration form. However, if you are not already registered you must register to vote on the website.

EU citizens from any member state outside the UK who are currently on the North Kesteven electoral register will shortly receive a UC1/EC6 form - Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.

If you wish to vote in North Kesteven in respect of the European Parliamentary Elections on Thursday 23 May 2019 please complete and return this form as soon as possible. The final deadline for receipt of these forms is Tuesday 7 May 2019. You can complete this form, scan and email to or contact the Elections Team on 01529 308238 as soon as possible.

You cannot vote at the European Parliamentary elections in more than one country. You can cancel this registration up until Tuesday 7th May 2019.

Following receipt of the completed form, the applicant will receive a poll card or postal vote if they have registered to vote by post.


Nomination papers must be delivered by hand to the Regional Returning Officer Members Room, Municipal Offices, Bowling Green Road, Kettering NN15 7QX from 16th April 2019 on any working day between the hours of 10am to 4pm but no later than 4pm on 25th April 2019. Please see the Notice of Election for further information. The deadline for receipt of nominations is 4pm 25 April 2019.