Only a few days left to register

Published: Friday, 3rd May 2019

Time is running out to register for the European election on 23 May. The deadline is midnight on 7 May.

To add your name to the electoral register, go to the Your Vote Matters website. It only takes five minutes and all you need is your name, address, date of birth and National Insurance number.

Oxford City Council Returning Officer, Anita Bradley, said: "With it looking increasingly likely that the UK will take part in the European election on 23 May it's crucial that everyone who is entitled to vote is registered and doesn't miss the chance to have a say."

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. They cannot vote in Oxford unless they return that form. Anyone who has not received the form can download it from the Electoral Services page.

Students who are registered in Oxford and at their home address must choose one place in which to vote. It is an offence to vote more than once at a national-level election.

Polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm on 23 May. The results will be announced on 26 May.

Anyone 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 website.

For more information, to find out if you are already registered phone our Electoral Registration Office on 01865 249811 or email