European Parliamentary Elections 2019

How to cast your vote in the EU Election

Polling stations are open from 7am to 10pm on Thursday 23 May. When you vote, you’ll get a ballot paper with the names of different parties and their logos.

You can put a cross against one of those parties.

List of candidates

You’ll also see a list of candidates to be MEPs next to each party’s name on the ballot, in order from number one down.

If the party wins a seat, their top name takes it, and so on down the list.

Cannot vote for specific candidates

You cannot change the order of this, or vote for specific candidates.

The party decides on the candidate order, you decide on the party.

Six MEPs represent Scotland

Scotland has six of the 736 members of the European Parliament. All six represent the whole country.