Notice of European Parliamentary Election

16 April 2019 : Elections and voting

The formal Notice of Election for the European Parliamentary Election for the South West region has been published.

The election for six members of the European Parliament will take place on Thursday 23 May 2019 if contested.

The region includes the new Somerset West and Taunton Council area, created to replace the existing Taunton Deane Borough and West Somerset Councils.

Nomination papers can be obtained from Room 156, Civic Centre, Municipal Road, Poole, BH15 2RU or downloaded from the Electoral Commission’s website. 

Completed nomination papers must be returned to the same address no later than 4.00pm on Wednesday 24 April.

If you are not already registered to vote, applications must be made to the Electoral Registration Officer at Somerset West and Taunton Council, West Somerset House, Killick Way, Williton, TA4 4QA, by Tuesday 7 May.

Applications, amendments or cancellations of postal votes must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on Wednesday 8 May.

Applications to vote by proxy must be received by 5pm on Wednesday 15 May.

Applications to vote by “emergency proxy” may be made if a person learns they cannot go to the polling station because of their occupation, service or employment, or if a medical condition, illness or disability arises after 5pm on Wednesday 15 May. The application must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on the day of the poll.