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European Elections in Ribble Valley

Published Monday, 14 April 2014

Ribble Valley goes to the polls in European parliamentary elections on Thursday 22 May.

The notice of poll and list of candidates will be published on Ribble Valley Borough Council's web site by 4.00pm on Friday 25 April.

Residents who want to vote must be registered as an elector by Wednesday 7 May, which is also the deadline for new postal vote applications, or changes to existing proxy or postal votes. New proxy vote applications must be made by Wednesday 14 May. Emergency proxy votes are available until 5.00pm on polling day.

European parliamentary elections are the second biggest democratic exercise in the world, with over 400 million people expected to cast a vote.

The 751 MEPs will set the course of European policy for the next five years and elect the leader of the European Union's executive body, the European Commission.

Voting is voluntary in most European Parliament member states, including the UK, but compulsory in Belgium, Cyprus, Greece and Luxembourg.

Anyone who is not a registered elector in Ribble Valley or has recently moved into the borough and would like to vote is asked to contact the council's elections team on 01200 414411.

For more information see European Parliamentary Election.

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