European Parliamentary Election - Thursday 23 May 2019

On Thursday 23 May 2019 there will be a European Parliamentary Election. Solihull is part of the West Midlands Region with a total of 7 Members of European Parliament (MEPs).

What do MEPs do?

MEPs have the power to approve, amend or reject nearly all EU legislation. They hold the European Commission to account and can force it to resign. The European Parliament also decides on the EU budget and influences how EU money is spent.

Am I registered to vote?

If you have received a poll card, then you are registered to vote. If you voted in the last election and you have not moved property since, then you should still be registered to vote. If you are not sure, you can call our helpline on 0121 704 6042. If you have recently moved property, or recently turned 18 then you can apply to register to vote by going to www.gov.uk/registertovote.

The deadline to register to vote in time for this election is midnight on Tuesday 7 May 2019.

Where can I vote?


Postal or Proxy Voting

If you are not here on Thursday 23 May then you can either apply for a postal vote or appoint a proxy (where someone you trust votes on your behalf). Both methods of voting require an application form and they must be received before a deadline. The deadline for postal vote applications is 5.00pm on Wednesday 8 May. Forms can either be scanned and emailed to electoralservices@solihull.gov.uk or sent in the post to Electoral Services, Council House, Manor Square, Solihull, B91 3QB. Applications received after the deadline will not be processed.

The deadline for proxy vote applications is 5.00pm on Wednesday 15 May. Forms can either be scanned and emailed to electoralservices@solihull.gov.uk or sent in the post to Electoral Services, Council House, Manor Square, Solihull, B91 3QB. Applications received after the deadline will not be processed.

Part of the postal vote pack will include a Posting Voting Statement where postal voters are required to complete their date of birth and signature as a security measure. Postal voters should fill in their date of birth and not the date that they signed the Postal Voting Statement, otherwise their vote will not count. We’ve put a prefix of either 19 or 20 to remind postal voters to do this.

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