Notice of European parliamentary election

Published: Tuesday, 16th April 2019

Oxford City Council has published a Notice of Election for the European Parliamentary Election, which is due to take place on 23 May.

The Notice is available on the Council's website. Polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm on 23 May. The results will be announced on 26 May.

Oxford is part of the South East Region which elects 10 members under a proportional representation voting system. Nominations should be submitted to the Regional Returning Officer in line with the details on the Notice of Election. A statement listing the parties and candidates nominated will be published on the council's website on 26 April.

Registered electors will receive a polling card in the post with details of their polling station. UK nationals who are already registered do not need to register again. 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.  

Those unable to vote at a polling station on the day can apply for a postal or proxy vote. A postal vote allows residents to post their vote to the Council in advance of the election. The deadline to apply for a postal vote is 5pm on 8 May.  A proxy vote nominates a specific person to vote on an elector’s behalf at their polling station. The deadline to apply for a proxy vote is 5pm on 15 May.

Application forms for postal and proxy votes and registration forms for European Union citizens are available from the Your Vote Matters webpage.

For more information, to find out if you are already registered or if you would like an application a paper application form, phone our Electoral Registration Office on 01865 249811 or email