European Elections 2019

If the UK is still in the European Union on 23 May 2019 polls will take place on that day and polling stations will be open from 7.00am to 10.00pm.

Rutland is in the East Midlands Region for elections to the European Parliament.

The election for the East Midlands Region will be coordinated by the Regional Returning Officer at Kettering Borough Council, with Rutland being represented by a Local Returning Officer.

Each Council will be responsible for running the polls and counts for their own area.


The count results for the East Midlands region will be collated at Kettering Conference Centre starting from 10.00pm on Sunday 26th May.

Once the announcement has been made the results will be published on the Kettering Borough Council website.

The declaration will be announced by Graham Soulsby, Regional Returning Officer.

Polling Stations

Full details of polling stations throughout Rutland and where to go to vote can be found on our Polling Stations page.

Election Notices

Election notices contain important information such as the date and time of the election, and who is standing for election.

Information for voters

Registering to Vote

If you are unsure whether you are registered, contact our Electoral Services team on 01572 720954 or email

If you haven't already registered, you can register to vote online using the Register to Vote website. The deadline to register for the European Parliamentary Election is midnight on Tuesday 7 May 2019.  

Postal and Proxy Voting

If you are unable to vote at your polling station on polling day you can choose to apply to vote by post or by proxy (appointing somebody else to vote at the polling station for you).

The deadline for receipt of applications to vote by post or to change/cancel an existing postal or proxy vote was Wednesday 8 May 2019.  To be able to vote by post or proxy you must already be registered to vote.

The deadline for applications to vote by proxy at this election is 5:00pm on Wednesday 15 May 2019 and application forms can be downloaded from the Register to Vote website.

Postal and proxy vote applications cannot be submitted online, they must be signed and returned to the Electoral Registration Officer, Rutland County Council

Catmose, Oakham, Rutland LE15 6HP, and be received by the deadlines above to be effective for the European elections.

If you are likely to be unable to vote in person on polling, make sure you get your application to us as early as possible.

Contact our elections team on: 01572 720954 or email: for further guidance.

Opening of Postal Ballot Papers

The opening of the returned Postal Ballot Paper envelopes for this election will take place at Rutland County Council on the following dates:

11:00 am onwards            Tuesday 14th , Friday 17th and                                                                                    Wednesday 22nd May 2019

2.00pm onwards               Thursday 23rd May 2019 (this session will remain open                                            until all Postal Votes are opened and processed.)

Candidates and/or agents only may attend the opening of postal votes.  Any candidates and/or agents wishing to attend the opening of postal votes are requested to notify to Local Returning Officer in advance of who will be attending.

Changes to Ward Boundaries

Following the recommendations of the Local Government Boundary Commission for England's for new electoral arrangements for Rutland County Council, some Ward boundaries changed. 

As a result so did the polling district and in some cases the polling place and station also changed.  

These changes were approved by Council on 21 January 2019, and you can find out further details and check to see if your polling arrangements have changed as a result on our page detailing the Changes to Polling Arrangements for electors in Rutland.

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