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Upcoming elections

Regional and local results for the European Parliamentary election held on Thursday 23 May 2019 are now available on our Election results page.

Results for the district, borough, town and parish elections held on Thursday 2nd May 2019 are now available on our Election results page.



For details of upcoming elections and referendums in Lewes and Eastbourne, please select the relevant council tab.

European Parliamentary Election

The government has made it clear that it intends to leave the European Union before the date of the European Parliamentary elections. However, if the UK is still in the EU on Thursday, 23 May 2019 then polls will take place on that day.

Important dates in the election timetable:

  • Notice of Election will be Published – Monday, 15th April 2019
  • Electoral Registration Deadline – Tuesday, 7th May 2019
  • Postal Vote Application Deadline – 5pm on Wednesday, 8th May 2019
  • Proxy Vote Application Deadline – 5pm on Wednesday, 15th May 2019

Please note: If you are a citizen of an EU country (other than the UK, Republic of Ireland, Malta or Cyprus) who is resident in the UK, you can choose to either vote in the UK or in your home country. If you would like to vote in the UK and are already registered to vote, you will need to complete a European Parliamentary Voter Registration form, in compliance with European Parliamentary legislation. These forms will be sent out to all EU citizens (except the UK, Republic of Ireland, Malta or Cyprus) who are currently registered to vote. These forms must be completed and received by the Elections Office by Tuesday, 7 May 2019.

If your name is on the electoral register and you are 18 or over, then you should receive a poll card in the post around the 30 April2019. The poll card will give you information about the date of the election, the hours of poll and the name of your polling station. Your poll card is for information only so don't worry if you lose it or forget it, you can still vote without it.

Find your polling station

European Parliamentary Election

The government has made it clear that it intends to leave the European Union before the date of the European Parliamentary elections. However, if the UK is still in the EU on Thursday, 23 May 2019 then polls will take place on that day.

Important dates in the election timetable:

  • Notice of Election will be Published – Monday, 15th April 2019
  • Electoral Registration Deadline – Tuesday, 7th May 2019
  • Postal Vote Application Deadline – 5pm on Wednesday, 8th May 2019
  • Proxy Vote Application Deadline – 5pm on Wednesday, 15th May 2019

Please note: If you are a citizen of an EU country (other than the UK, Republic of Ireland, Malta or Cyprus) who is resident in the UK, you can choose to either vote in the UK or in your home country. If you would like to vote in the UK and are already registered to vote, you will need to complete a European Parliamentary Voter Registration form, in compliance with European Parliamentary legislation. These forms will be sent out to all EU citizens (except the UK, Republic of Ireland, Malta or Cyprus) who are currently registered to vote. These forms must be completed and received by the Elections Office by Tuesday, 7 May 2019.

If your name is on the electoral register and you are 18 or over, then you should receive a poll card in the post around the 30 April 2019. The poll card will give you information about the date of the election, the hours of poll and the name of your polling station. Your poll card is for information only so don't worry if you lose it or forget it, you can still vote without it.

Find your polling station