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European Parliamentary Elections

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The European Parliamentary Elections are being held on Thursday 23 May and unless the United Kingdom leaves the European Union prior to that date, voting to elect MEPs will take place in this country. 

Therefore, while an agreement to leave the EU could yet be reached, councils must prepare for the election as normal.

Poll cards will be sent out to households in East Suffolk from today (Thursday 25 April). This will also include cards for those who have chosen to vote by post – and these will be clearly marked.

This is not to be confused with the East Suffolk Council elections - which take place on Thursday 2 May - for which poll cards have already been despatched.

EU nationals resident in this country, and who are eligible to vote in the European Elections, will be required to complete an application form if they wish vote in the UK, rather than their home country.  This application form has also now been despatched and deadline for its return is Tuesday 7 May.

Other key deadlines are as follows:

ApplicationDeadline for receipt

New applications to register to vote

Tuesday 7 May 2019

New applications to vote by post or to cancel or amend an existing postal vote or proxy appointment

5pm on Wednesday 8 May 2019

New applications to vote by proxy

5pm on Wednesday 15 May 2019

Emergency applications to vote by proxy

5pm on Thursday 23 May 2019

Register to vote in the European Parliament Elections on 23 May, and for future elections.