Get Ready for the European Election on 23 May

Voting for the European Parliament will take place on 23 May 2019. Cotswold District is part of the South West Region of the UK, which will return six MEPs. The relevant Notice of Election has been published and is available now on the Council’s website.


To be able to vote at any election, you must be included on the electoral register. If you are not already on the register of electors, and wish to vote at this election, we must receive your application to register by midnight on Tuesday 7 May. You can register online at or contact the Council’s Elections Team for a paper form.

If you are not sure whether you are on the electoral register, please telephone 01285 623002 to check. Similarly, if you are registered to vote and have recently moved, please contact the elections team to ensure they have a record of your new address.

Poll cards will be sent out to all registered electors on 23 April 2019.
If you can’t make it to the polling station on polling day, you can choose postal or proxy voting.

If you want to apply to vote by post at the European Election, then we must receive your completed form by 5.00 pm on Wednesday 8 May. The same deadline applies if you want to make changes to an existing postal or proxy vote arrangement.

If you would like to vote by proxy, you must return your application by 5.00 pm on Wednesday 15 May.

Visit for details on how to register or to apply for postal and proxy voting.

The Elections Team will be available to provide help and assistance throughout the election process. Contact details are as follows:

  • Telephone Helpline 01285 623002
  • E-mail

Press release by Cotswold District Council on 12 April 2019