Elections in progress

European Parliament Elections - 23 May 2019

In light of the agreement of an extension to the UK’s exit from the European Union, while the UK remains a member state of the European Union, it is required to elect members to the European Parliament.

Elections will take place on Thursday 23 May, with results declared on Sunday 26 May.

The Notice of Election has now been published.

The list of candidates for the East Midlands Region is now available.

The list of Polling Stations for the South Northamptonshire District has now been published.

Deadlines for Registration, Postal Vote and Proxy applications

It is now too late to register to vote in these elections. The deadline was midnight on Tuesday 7 May.

It is now too late to register for, change the destination of, or cancel a postal vote. The deadline was 5pm on Wednesday 8 May.

Postal votes have been sent out in two batches. The first was sent out first class from our printers around Thursday 9 May. If we received your application by Wednesday 1 May, your postal vote was sent out in the first batch. Applications received between 1 May and 5pm on 8 May will be sent out in the second batch, around Tuesday 14 May.  


If you are going to be away on polling day and don’t want a postal vote, you can appoint a proxy (someone votes on your behalf) to vote in your usual polling station. Completed proxy applications must be received by us no later than 5pm on Wednesday 15 May.

Citizens of European Union countries (other than the UK, Republic of Ireland, Malta and Cyprus) will be sent a form they to complete and return by Tuesday 7 May to opt in to vote in the UK rather than their home country at these elections. Forms are also available from the Your Vote Matters website.

Members are elected to the European Parliament on a fixed five year term of office. South Northamptonshire District is part of the East Midlands Region, consisting of 40 local authorities which currently elects 5 members under a proportional representation system. Graham Soulsby is the Regional Returning Officer (RRO) for the Region.

To find out more about the European Elections, visit the government website

To view results of previous elections, please visit our election results page