Elections

European elections are taking place on the 23rd May. For full details and more information please see below.

Elections Information

Elections

European Parliamentary Elections - 23 May 2019

European Parliamentary elections are currently scheduled to take place on 23 May 2019 with registered voters in Rossendale voting for the MEPs in the North West constituency.

Nominations for this election have now closed, you can see the list of candidates here.  You can view details of Election Agents here and a full list of polling stations here.

The Regional Returning Officer Role

The Regional Returning Officer for the 2019 European Parliamentary election, in the North West region, is Joanne Roney OBE, Chief Executive of Manchester City Council.  She has overall responsibility for all aspects of the nomination process, and the calculation and declaration of the result, as well as the conduct of the election in the North West region.  You can find further information on their website.

You can find further information on the European Parliamentary elections on the Your Vote Matters web pages.  The Notice of Election can be viewed here.

The last day to Register to Vote for this election is 7 May 2019.

The deadline to register for a postal vote is 5pm on 8 May 2019.

The deadline to appoint a proxy to vote on your behalf is 5pm on 15 May 2019.

Who is eligible to vote?

You must be registered to vote and also be one of the following:

  • 18 years of age or over on polling day
  • a British citizen, a qualifying Commonwealth citizen, or a citizen of the European Union
  • resident in the UK
  • a UK citizen living abroad who has been registered to vote in the UK in the last 15 years
  • not be subject to any legal incapacity to vote

EU Nationals

EU nationals have the option to vote either in their home country or here in the UK.  To vote in the UK you must first be registered to vote and complete an additional UC1 form.  All EU nationals registered before 1 April 2019 will receive a form through the post but the form can be downloaded and completed now.

EU nationals who have not yet registered but want to vote in the UK EU parliamentary election, please register here, the deadline is 7 May 2019.

When you are registered please download, print and complete the UC1 form and either email the form to us as an attachment to [email protected] or post it to:

Elections Office

Rossendale Borough Council

Futures Park

Bacup

OL13 0BB

Where do I Vote

To find your polling station type your postcode in the box below

Overseas Voters

If you haven't already registered for an overseas postal vote then we recommend you nominate a proxy to vote on your behalf. This is because of the short time between the election being announced and polling day.  To act as your proxy, you will need to nominate someone who currently resides in the UK and is already registered to vote themselves.  The deadline to nominate a proxy is 5pm on Wednesday 15 May, but please note that your appointed proxy has to vote at your designated polling station in Rossendale, this is the last polling station you voted at while registered to vote in the UK.

If you already have an overseas postal vote but would like to nominate a proxy you must let us know before 5pm on Wednesday 8 May as this is the deadline for amendments to existing postal votes.