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 and Proxy voting deadlines 

To vote at these elections, you must have registered to vote by 7 May 2019.

The deadline to apply for a postal vote or amend an existing postal vote arrangement closed at 5pm on Wednesday 8 May 2019.

To arrange a proxy vote (someone voting on your behalf in a polling station), you must have submitted a completed proxy vote application form by 5pm Wednesday 15 May 2019. After this date only emergency proxies arising because of a medical or work emergency can be allowed.

If you have appointed a proxy to vote in person for you, you can still vote yourself, but ONLY if your proxy has not already voted on your behalf and not voted by post on your behalf. Proxy vote application forms can be downloaded from the Your Vote Matters website or requested from the Council on 01529 414155.

Emergency Proxies

Applications to vote by emergency proxy at this election on grounds of physical incapacity or for work/service reasons must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on Thursday, 23rd May 2019 The physical incapacity must have occurred after 5pm on Wednesday 15th May 2019. To apply on the grounds of work/service, the person must have become aware that they cannot go to the polling station in person after 5pm on Wednesday 15th May 2019. Emergency proxy forms can be downloaded from the Your Vote Matters website or requested by phone on 01529 414155. Completed forms can be scanned and emailed to

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 must have completed and returned a European Parliament Voter Registration Form (UC1/ EC6) to the Electoral Registration Officer by 7 May 2019. 

Following receipt of any forms that were submitted prior to this deadline, in due course the applicants will receive a poll card or postal vote if they have registered to vote by post.

Candidates and Agents

Details of those standing for election in the East Midlands Region can be found on ‘The Statement of Parties Nominated standing for election’ together with details of Election Agents.

Please note that it is for candidates and their agents to publish and circulate any election or campaign materials relating to their candidacy. For any further information please contact the candidates or their agents.

North Kesteven Polling Stations

Details of the location of polling places/polling stations across the district of North Kesteven can be found within the Situation of Polling Stations.

Please note that in some parts of the District, alternative polling place/station locations have changed for this election only. This is because of the non-availability of the usual venues. Your poll card will state your polling station location.

Polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm on Thursday 23rd May 2019.

There is no need to show any ID to be able to vote in person for this election, as this was purely related to a pilot in which North Kesteven District Council was participating for 2 May local elections.

Declaration of results

The results of the five MEPS for the East Midlands Region will be declared by Kettering Borough Council through the night of Sunday 26 May into Monday 27 May. For details of the elected candidates please check the Kettering Borough Council website after this time.