The next European elections take place on 23-26 May 2019 giving all adult EU citizens the
opportunity to select who will represent them in the European Parliament. Help shape Europe’s future and vote!
The last European elections in 2014 were the largest transnational elections ever held at the same time. This time the stakes are even higher. By voting, you help decide what kind of Europe we have in the years to come.
The European elections in May 2019 will have a direct impact on your life. They will decide how Europe will act in the coming years to address your concerns about jobs, business, security, migration and climate change.
Because Europe belongs to all of us, we should all take these decisions together. So it’s not only important that you vote, but also your family, friends, neighbours and colleagues. When everybody votes, everybody wins.
Casting your vote
Although there are some common rules regarding the elections, some aspects can vary by country, such as whether it is
possible to vote by mail or from abroad.
Specific details such as who the candidates will be and where your local polling station will gradually become available. For the latest data, check with your national election authority.
If you live in another EU country, you should be able to vote for your MEP there. If your country of origin allows voting from
abroad, you might also have the option to vote there instead. To know if this is a possibility, check with your embassy. Of
course, you can only vote once. So you either vote in your county of origin or in your new host country, not both.