EU citizens – registering to vote in the UK

All EU citizens can vote in the European Parliamentary elections in the UK, but (unless you are from the UK, Ireland, Cyprus or Malta in which case you can simply register online) you will have to complete a European Parliament voter registration form.

The form must have arrived at your local election registration office (you can find this out at About My Vote, where you will need to enter your postcode) by 7th May 2014. This means you should send this form by Friday 2nd May 2014 at the latest to ensure its arrival by second class post (a second class stamp will cost you 50p).

Once you have registered to vote you will be sent a card through the post, this will tell you when and where you will be able to vote. Voting is open between 7am and 10pm, in Northern Ireland you will need to take ID to prove your identity, this is not true for the rest of the UK.

So, in summary:

  1. Download and print your European Parliament voter registration form
  2. Fill in your form and ensure it is posted to your local election registration office by Friday 2nd May 2014
  3. Receive your polling card through the post, telling you when and where to vote
  4. On the day of the election go to the polling station on your polling card (if you are voting in Northern Ireland remember to take ID with you)

About My Vote has a video guide to voting at a polling station to get you used to the process, view it here.