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Only days left to register to vote in EU elections

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Residents in the St Albans District have only days left to register to vote for the European Parliamentary elections.

Everyone aged 18 and above who is not registered at their current address should do so by midnight on Tuesday 7 May.

They will then be able to take part in the elections on Thursday 23 May for the Eastern Region which will return seven MEPs by a party-list system of proportional representation.

It barely takes five minutes to register at your current address by going online at www.gov.uk/registertovote.

UK citizens who are eligible to vote in this year’s St Albans City and District Council elections and whose details have not changed will still be registered. 

To be eligible to vote in the UK, EU citizens must also complete a European Parliament Voter Registration Form known as a UC1.

These forms were sent to just over 5,000 EU citizens on the St Albans’ Electoral Register and the deadline for their return is midnight on Tuesday 7 May.

Any EU citizen resident in the District who was not sent a form can obtain one from the elections team at St Albans City and District Council on 01727 819294 or elections@stalbans.gov.uk.

Mike Lovelady, the Council’s Electoral Registration Officer, said:

There are only days left now to make sure you can take part in the EU elections.

It is particularly important that you act now if you have recently turned 18 or moved home. It will only take a few minutes and it can all be done online.

Anyone who has difficulty registering online can obtain a paper copy of the registration form the Council’s elections team.

Residents who are unable to get to a polling station on 23 May can apply to vote by post or proxy.

The deadline for postal vote applications is 5pm on Wednesday 8 May and to vote by proxy, it is 5pm on Wednesday 15 May. It will be possible to apply for an emergency proxy vote up until 5pm on election day.

Forms to apply to vote by post or proxy are also available from the Council’s elections office or at the Electoral Commission’s website www.yourvotematters.co.uk.

For more information including the candidate list, please see: www.stalbans.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections/EU2019/default.aspx

Contact for the media:
John McJannet,
Principal Communications Officer,
St Albans City and District Council. 
Tel: 01727-296130 
E-mail: john.mcjannet@stalbans.gov.uk


Note:

To be eligible to vote at the EU elections in the UK you must be registered and 18 years of age or over on polling day; a British citizen, qualifying Commonwealth citizen, or citizen of the EU; resident in the UK; a UK citizen living abroad who has been registered to vote in the UK in the last 15 years; and not subject to any legal incapacity to vote.