European Elections 2019
Voting in this year’s European Elections will take place on Thursday May 23.
Polling stations across Haringey will be open on the day from 7am to 10pm and will be listed here: https://voting.haringey.gov.uk/polling-stations/
Local authorities have a shorter timescale to prepare for the elections than usual, as we have been awaiting news on whether the UK would be part of the European Elections this year, based on Brexit decisions from Central Government. This has now been confirmed.
Nominations for candidates will close on 25 April. You can still register to vote until 7 May, and you can do that here: https://voting.haringey.gov.uk/register-to-vote/
The deadline for registering for a postal vote or making changes to your current voting arrangements is 8 May, and the deadline for proxy voting is 15 May. You can do that here: https://voting.haringey.gov.uk/absent-voting/
This tighter turnaround means that local authorities – and those voting by post, and from overseas – will need to move more quickly than usual.
Results of the election will be announced on Sunday May 26, when other European countries have finished voting over the weekend.
Zina Etheridge, Chief Executive of Haringey Council, said: “With only six weeks to do what usually takes five months, the council, and our residents, will need to move more quickly and be more prepared if voting by post, or from overseas. Please make sure you are aware of the necessary steps to make your vote count.”
The election also means that as a council, we must limit the publicity and communications we put out in the pre-election ‘purdah’ period, so things may look a little different for the next few weeks.
There is more information on voting in Haringey here: https://voting.haringey.gov.uk/