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European Elections

Unless the UK leaves the EU before, elections are scheduled to take place for the European Parliament on 23 May 2019.

West Oxfordshire District Council is part of the South East Region which elects 10 MEPs.

Keith Butler, West Oxfordshire District Council's Local Returning Officer, said: "In order to be able to vote, you must be included on the electoral register - anyone not already registered has until midnight on 7 May to apply. Apply to register online at or contact the Council’s elections team for a paper form.

“UK nationals who are already registered do not need to do so again. However, if you have moved house in the past few months you should check that you are registered at your new address.

Poll cards have been posted to all those already registered to vote in West Oxfordshire. If you have not received one, it could mean you are not on the electoral roll and, are therefore, not able to vote on the 23 May.

Citizens of European Union countries (other than the UK, Republic of Ireland, Malta and Cyprus) have been sent a form to complete and return by 7 May to choose to vote in the UK rather than their home country at these elections. They cannot vote in West Oxfordshire unless they return that form.

Postal and proxy votes

If you can’t make it to the polling station on 23 May, you can choose to vote by post (deadline for completed applications 5pm on Wednesday 8 May) or by proxy vote (deadline for applications 5pm on Wednesday 15 May).

Application forms for postal and proxy votes and registration forms for European Union citizens are available from


Students registered to vote at both their home and term-time addresses must choose one place in which to vote. It is an offence to vote more than once at a national-level election.

Polling stations will be open 7am - 10pm on 23 May. The results will be announced on 26 May.

If you are not sure whether you are on our electoral register, please call 01993 861410 to check. Similarly, if you are registered to vote and have recently moved, please contact the District Council to ensure they have a record of your new address.

Earlier Event: May 21
Ducklington Morris at the Plough
Later Event: May 25
Finstock Village Music 2019