Countdown begins to Euro elections in East Yorkshire

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Elections to the European Parliament will be taking place on Thursday, 22 May when voters in the East Riding can select candidates for the Yorkshire and Humber region.

While voting will take place on 22 May, the outcome will not be known until Sunday, 25 May as the election is co-ordinated across Europe.

To be eligible to vote in the European Parliamentary Elections voters must be on the East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s Register of Electors. The deadline for receiving any new applications for registration in time for this election is Tuesday 6 May.

The deadline for receiving new postal vote and postal proxy vote applications for this election and for changes to existing postal or proxy votes, is 5pm on Wednesday, 7 May. Voters will only have a postal vote if they have completed and returned a postal vote application form by this date.

Anyone who wants to check their registration status should contact Electoral Services on 01482 393313/12/11.

A timetable for the European parliamentary elections in Great Britain is available on the Electoral Commission website. The statement of parties and individual candidates nominated was published on Monday, 24 April, and can be found on the council’s website at

The lead authority for the European election in Yorkshire and the Humber is Leeds City Council, where the results for the region will be declared on Sunday, 25 May. The East Riding vote will be ‘verified’ only (checked to ensure the number of votes cast tallies with the number of voting papers issued) after the close of poll on Thursday 22 May. The vote will be counted at Beverley Leisure Complex on Sunday, 25 May and when complete the results will be sent through to Leeds for the declaration.