23-26 May 2019
The next European elections take place on 23-26 May 2019 giving all adult EU citizens the opportunity to select who will represent them in the European Parliament. Help shape Europe’s future and vote! The last European elections in 2014 were the largest transnational elections ever held at the same time. This time the stakes are even higher. By voting, you help decide what kind of Europe we have in the years to come. The European elections in May 2019 will have a direct impact on your life. They will decide how Europe will act in the coming years to address your concerns about jobs, business, security, migration and climate change. Because Europe belongs to all of us, we should all take these decisions together. So it’s not only important that you vote, but also your family, friends, neighbours and colleagues. When everybody votes, everybody wins.
Casting your vote
Although there are some common rules regarding the elections, some aspects can vary by country, such as whether it is possible to vote by mail or from abroad. Specific details such as who the candidates will be and where your local polling station will gradually become available. For the latest data, check with your national election authority. If you live in another EU country, you should be able to vote for your MEP there. If your country of origin allows voting from abroad, you might also have the option to vote there instead. To know if this is a possibility, check with your embassy. Of course, you can only vote once. So you either vote in your county of origin or in your new host country, not both.
Don’t forget to register for the election!
In some countries, citizens are automatically invited to vote, but in others you have to register. Registration in advance is often necessary if you live in a different country than your nationality. People can often find information on the website of their national and local government. If they prefer asking information in person, they can try going to their local city hall.
More information about the European Elections
https://www.thistimeimvoting.eu/ – thistimeimvoting.eu is the European Parliament’s institutional, non-partisan communication action, independent from any political party and ideology. The communication action’s objective is to promote democratic engagement in the European elections.
https://yourvotematters.eu/en/quiz/start – YourVoteMatters.eu is a multilingual digital platform, designed as an innovative communication tool between the 2019 European elections’ candidates and their electorate. They have developed a quiz for you to see which politicians, national parties and EU political groups match your views based on their true actions.
www.european-elections.eu– On www.european-elections.eu you can find general information about the European Elections and how the work as well as information regarding your country’s specific election’s rules and deadlines.
You can also check out this article by the European Parliament informing you about everything you need to know about the 2019 European Elections.
There are also two short videos explaining the European Elections:
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