When are the European Parliament elections?

The 2019 European Parliament elections took place over four days from 23 to 26 May. Member states held their ballots on different days according to domestic election rules. In the UK, the ballot happened on 23 May. Most EU member states held their elections on the Sunday (26 May). Although voting took place on different days across member states, none could release its results until all the polls had closed on Sunday 26 May at 10pm UK time. This was so that the results in one country didn’t influence voting in another. That meant, despite the UK and the Netherlands voting on Thursday 23 May, the results were not announced until the evening of the Sunday. The next elections will take place in 2024.

For more information please read our European elections and Brexit report.

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