Elections have been scheduled for 23 May 2019 to elect members to the European Parliament and to fill the current vacancy for St Mary’s on the Council of the Isles of Scilly. The relevant Notices of Election have been published today by the Returning Officer and may be found below.
The Isles of Scilly forms part of the South West England constituency which elects six Members to the European Parliament. The poll to elect Members to the European Parliament will take place on all five islands.
On St Mary’s there will also be a poll to fill the vacancy on the Council of the Isles of Scilly resulting from the resignation of former Councillor Ted Moulson. If you would like to stand as a candidate, nomination papers must be delivered to the Returning Officer at the Old Wesleyan Chapel between 10am and 4pm on any working day from now until the close of nominations at 4pm on Thursday 25 April 2019. Nomination papers may be obtained from the Electoral Services office at the Old Wesleyan Chapel during the times stated above.
To vote in these elections, you need to be on the electoral register. If you are not currently on the electoral register, you can submit an application online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. Alternatively you can post an application form to the Electoral Registration Officer, Town Hall, St Mary’s, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0LW. Copies of the application form may be found here or at St Mary’s Library and Carn Gwaval. You can also request that a copy be sent to you in the post by calling the Electoral Services team on 01720 424543.
In order to take effect for the elections on 23 May 2019:
- applications to register to vote must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 7 May 2019.
- applications for new postal votes, or for amendments to existing postal and proxy votes, must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on 8 May 2019.
- applications to vote by proxy must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on 15 May 2019.
In addition to being registered to vote, EU citizens wishing to vote here in the European Parliamentary election need to complete a declaration form stating they will use their right to vote at the European Parliamentary election only in the UK and not in their home country.
A copy of the declaration form is being sent to all EU citizens currently on the electoral register. The declaration form may also be found here and you can request that a copy in the post at any time by calling the Electoral Services team on 01720 424543. In order to take effect for the European Parliamentary election on 23 May 2019, completed declaration forms must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 7 May 2019.
If you are an EU citizen who is not currently on the electoral register and you wish to vote in the European Parliamentary election, you would need to submit an application to register to vote and to submit a declaration form. Application packs for EU citizens, including both the application to register to vote and the declaration form, are available from St Mary’s Library and Carn Gwaval.