Use your vote on 23 May

European Parliamentary Election


North Lanarkshire residents are being reminded to use their vote in the European Parliamentary election on 23 May.

Polling cards have been issued to everyone who is eligible to vote. These provide details of where and when to vote and the options available to anyone who is unable to attend the polling place in person.

There are currently 12 European electoral regions in the UK and each region is represented by between three and 10 MEPs.

Local Returning Officer, Des Murray explains: "If you're eligible to vote, you have one vote to elect all of the MEPs for your region - for voters in North Lanarkshire, that's the Electoral Region of Scotland.

"Each party has a list of candidates, known as a regional list, and you vote for one of these lists or for an individual candidate standing as an independent.

"I would encourage everyone who is eligible to use their vote on 23 May. You can vote any time between 7am and 10pm and staff at the polling stations will be able to answer any questions you may have."

Votes cast in North Lanarkshire will be collated with those from the rest of Scotland to elect the MEPs to represent the Electoral Region of Scotland; this will be announced on Monday 27 May in Edinburgh. The number of MEPs elected from each party to represent a region depends on the overall share of votes that each party receives.

If anyone has not received their polling card, contact the council's Election Office.

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