The UK Government has confirmed that the UK will be taking part in the European Parliamentary Elections on Thursday 23rd May 2019.
Voters in Argyll and Bute will be asked to take part in deciding who will be the six Members of the European Parliament for the Scotland region.
Accordingly the Local Returning Officer for Argyll and Bute has published the Notice of Election today, Monday 15th April, as required by legislation.
To take part in this election, you must be registered to vote. If you’re not sure whether you are registered, you can check with the Electoral Registration Office on 0800 980 0470. They can send you out a registration form if you need one. You can also register online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote - it’s quick and easy to do.
The deadline for registering to vote in the European Parliamentary Election is Tuesday 7th May.
You can also vote by post or by proxy (where you appoint someone to cast your vote on your behalf). The deadline for postal vote applications is Wednesday 8th May and if you want to apply for a proxy vote you need to do so by Wednesday 15th May. You can find out more about this at www.yourvotematters.co.uk or www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/elections - a list of polling stations is also available here:
The council’s Elections Team is available to answer any questions. You can contact them on 01546 603264 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Anyone interested in standing for election and requiring a nomination pack should contact the Regional Returning Officer for the Electoral Region of Scotland at email@example.com
Below is a list of other useful web links to find out more about elections and voting:
www.gov.uk/register-to-vote - online voter registration
www.yourvotematters.co.uk – all you need to know about voting in the UK
www.electoralcommission.org.uk – the independent body which oversees elections in the UK
www.europarl.europa.eu/unitedkingdom/en/ - the European Parliament UK Liaison Office web page, which includes useful information for EU nationals living in the UK