EU parliamentary elections

There will be an EU parliamentary election held on 23 May 2019.

Election timetable Published 15/04/2019

EU parliamentary election: Notice of Election - Scarborough (PDF 89KB)

Published 15/04/2019

Publication of Statement of parties and individual candidates nominated, including notice of poll

Published 25/04/2019

Situation of Polling Stations for the EU election Published 25/04/2019
Verification Statement (PDF 63KB)  

Results (leeds.gov.uk)

 

Declaration of local totals (PDF, 70KB)  
In the Yorkshire and Humber Region, which Scarborough Borough Council forms parts, we elect 6 members.

EU nationals

EU nationals have the option to vote either in their home country or here in the UK. To vote in the UK you must first be registered to vote. All EU nationals registered before 1 April 2019 will receive a form through the post.

EU nationals who have not yet registered but want to vote in the UK EU parliamentary election, please register at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.

When you're registered please download, print and complete this form.

Voting at European elections

The ballot paper lists political parties and independent candidates. Under each party name is a list of candidates who wish to represent that party.

Simply put an X (a cross) next to the party or independent candidate that you wish to vote for.

Who is elected?

The counting of votes under the list system is very complicated and the votes are counted by a form of proportional representation so that minority party candidates have chances of being elected rather than all six candidates for the party that receives the most votes.

In a given region the allocated seats are awarding using a quota system. The quota is the total number of votes received by a party or independent candidate divided by the number of seats already gained in that region +1.

So, for a party with no seats the number of votes received is divided by one, and so stays the same. If the party already has one seat then its number of votes is divided by two, if it has two seats it is divided by three, and so on.

This means that the more seats you have already won, the harder it is to gain extra seats, so the overall allocation of seats is more proportional to the number of votes received.

The first seat that a party wins goes to the first person on its list, the second seat to the second person, and so on, until the party has either not won any more seats or has run out of names on its list. An independent candidate is treated as though he or she were a party with only one name on its list.

EU nationals

EU nationals have the option to vote either in their home country or here in the UK. To vote in the UK you must first be registered to vote. All EU nationals registered before 1 April 2019 will receive a form through the post. 

EU nationals who have not yet registered but want to vote in the UK EU parliamentary election, please register at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.

When you're registered please download, print and complete the form.

Post your completed form to:

Electoral Services, Scarborough Borough Council, Town Hall, St Nicholas Street, Scarborough, YO11 2HG

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