European Parliamentary Elections
Update to polling locations
Please note that the following polling stations have been moved:
St. John the Evangelist in Grove Lane has been moved to: St Mark's Church, St Marks Hill, Surbiton, KT6 4LS
St Raphael's Catholic Church in Portsmouth Road has been moved to Glenmore House, 6 The Crescent, Surbiton, KT6 4BN
European Parliamentary Elections 2019
Elections for the European Parliament are scheduled to take place on Thursday 23 May 2019. The London region will be electing eight members of the European Parliament (MEPs).
Elections for the European Parliament take place every five years.
The last European elections were on 22 May 2014.
Register to vote
The deadline for registering to vote at this election was midnight on Tuesday, 7 May 2019.
Poll cards were sent on the 17 April 2019 and should have arrived by the 23 April 2019. If you have received a poll card you are already registered and there is nothing further that you need to do.
If you are unsure if you are already registered please contact us at [email protected] or on 020 8547 5026.
On polling day polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm. You can find your polling station for this election on our website.
Urgent information for EU Citizens
If you are an EU citizen living in The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, you can either vote here or in your home country at these elections. You cannot vote in both.
We have written to all EU citizens who are currently registered in The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames and, if this applies to you, you should receive a form (known as a EC6 form) on or around Wednesday, 17 April 2019 asking you to confirm where you would like to vote. If you do not receive this, or if you would like to respond before this date, download a copy of the EC6 form.
You will need to be registered and to have confirmed that you wish to vote in the UK by Midnight on Tuesday, 7 May 2019 in order to vote here at these elections.
You can vote if you are:
- 18 or over on 23 May
- a British citizen, a qualifying Commonwealth citizen, or a *citizen of the European Union and on the Electoral Register
*Citizens of European Union countries (other than the UK, Republic of Ireland, Malta and Cyprus) must also complete a form stating that they wish to vote in the UK and not in their home country by 7 May in order to vote in the UK at these elections. These will be posted to appropriate registered European Union voters week commencing 15 April 2019.
More information is available on the Your Vote Matters website including the European Union citizens - European Parliament voter registration form
Important election dates
Midnight 7 May 2019 - Registration deadline
5pm 8 May 2019 - deadline for receipt of applications to vote by post, postal proxy or to make amendments to any existing postal or proxy votes
5pm 15 May 2019 - deadline for receipt of new applications to vote by proxy (where the proxy will vote in person)
The deadline to submit a postal vote application or to change any existing postal or proxy vote arrangement was 5pm on Wednesday 8 May 2019.
All postal voting packs have now been dispatched by 1st class post.
The first day to reissue postal voting packs that haven't arrived is Friday 17 May - if you require a replacement please contact Electoral Services on 020 8547 5026 or [email protected] as soon as possible. The legal deadline for applying for a postal vote replacement is 5pm on Thursday 23 May 2019.
Proxy voting is where you nominate somebody to cast your vote for you.
The deadline for cancelling or changing an existing proxy arrangement, including your proxy applying to vote by proxy by post was 5pm on Wednesday, 8 May 2019.
The deadline for applying for a new proxy arrangement (where your appointed proxy will vote in person at your polling station) was 5pm on Wednesday, 15 May 2019.
If you discover after 5pm on Wednesday 15 May 2019 that you are unable to attend your polling station due to a medical or employment emergency you may be able to apply for an emergency proxy. The deadline for receipt of an emergency proxy application is 5pm on Thursday 23 May.
You can view an application to vote by emergency proxy due to disability on this link
You can view an application to vote by emergency proxy due to occupation, service or employment on this link
Forms should be returned to Electoral Services at [email protected] . A scanned copy or clear photograph will be sufficient. Alternatively, you can return these by hand or by post to Electoral Services, Guildhall, High Street, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 1EU.