The Electoral Commission

The independent body which oversees elections and regulates political finance in the UK

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2019 elections

We have published our guidance for the European Parliamentary elections.

While currently these elections are not due to take place in the UK, this guidance advises parties, candidates and campaigners on the rules should the elections go ahead.

The elections will take place in other EU Member States between Thursday 23 and Sunday 26 May 2019. For the purposes of this guidance, we have assumed that, should the elections go ahead in the UK, polling day would be Thursday 23 May.

If the elections do go ahead, then the regulated period for political parties and non-party campaigners will extend back to 23 January 2019.

Situations & procedures

Registering with us

This part covers:

This part covers:

  • who can register as a non-party campaigner
  • when you must register as a non-party campaigner
  • how to apply to register
  • what happens after registration

Situations & Procedures: Registering with us (PDF)

Party or campaigner