This Thursday (23rd May) polling stations will be open for the election of Members of the European Parliament for the South East region.
Residents on the Isle of Wight who are registered to vote can do so between 7am and 10pm at their nearest polling station (details below).
The parties and candidates
Candidates are standing for the following parties/groups:
- Change UK (10)
- Conservative (10)
- Green (10)
- Labour (10)
- Liberal Democrats (10)
- The Brexit Party (10)
- The Socialist Party of Great Britain (10)
- UK EU party (2)
- UKIP (10)
- Independent (3)
To find out who the candidates are for each party, see the full list here.
What happens if I lose my poll card?
If you are registered to vote you should have received a polling card. If you can’t find it, don’t worry – you won’t need it to vote.
Where is my closest polling station?
The very clever folks over the the Democracy Club have created a system for finding out where your nearest polling station is. Simply enter your postcode below.
How voting works
In this elections you vote for the party, rather than the candidate. Seats are awarded under the D’Hondt system.
Depending on how many votes each party receives, the candidates will be selected based on the position they are on the list.
For example Isle of Wight candidates, Vix Lowthion (Green) and Daryll Pitcher (UKIP) are both third on their party’s respective lists, so if either party get enough votes, it’s possible they could win seats in the European Parliament.
What do the candidates stand for?
Hustings organised by Islanders for Europe took place on the Isle of Wight earlier in the month. Six MEP candidates took part in the two hour event at Quay Arts in Newport.
If you were unable to attend, you can catch up by reading our comprehensive report of the hustings.
A count of all votes cast on the Isle of Wight will take place on Sunday (26th) and then fed into the regional figures before details are released about who has won the seats.