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EU citizens - don't lose your vote!

Last Modified May 14, 2019
Elections for the European Parliament is due to take place in May 2019.

The election is for seven Members to the Parliament of the European Union and will take place on Thursday 23 May, unless a withdrawal agreement is reached before then.

Hertsmere Borough Council is writing to around 6,000 EU citizens living in the borough to determine whether they plan to vote in the UK or in their home country.

To ensure they are eligible to vote, EU citizens living in the UK must register to vote and have completed the European Parliament voter registration form that states their intention to vote in the UK and not their home country, by Tuesday 7 May.

Sam Langford, Electoral Services Manager for Hertsmere Borough Council, said: “As we currently remain a part of the European Union we are still eligible to vote in the forthcoming European Parliamentary elections in May.

“I would encourage EU citizens living in the UK to register to vote and complete the form stating whether they wish to vote in the UK and not their home country. Without completing both of these steps, you will lose your say.”

The European Parliament represents people living in the 28 member countries of the European Union (EU). It has powers in a range of areas that affect member countries and can approve, change or reject new European laws.

The European Parliament is currently made up of 751 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) and the UK is currently represented by 73 MEPs.

Find out more about the European Parliamentary Elections.

To register to vote visit: www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
Posted on Thursday 25th April 2019

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