Election Timetable
European Parliamentary
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Deadlines are calculated retrospectively from Day -25 to the Election Day on Day 0.
Representation of the People Act 1983 Schedule 1 amended by The European Parliamentary Elections Regulations 1999.

Day
Notice of Election: 23:59 hours

-25
Submission of Nominations begins but only between 10:00 hours and 16:00 hours

-24
Deadline for Nominations:  16:00 hours

-19
Deadline for withdrawals:  16:00 hours

-19
Deadline for election agents:  16:00 hours

-19
Publication of Parties, Candidates (including Notice of Poll) and List of Polling Stations: 17:00 hours

-19
Deadline for changes to postal and proxy votes:  17:00 hours

-11
Deadline for new postal and proxy votes:  17:00 hours

-6
Deadline for Register amendments (clerical errors and court decisions)

-5
Issue of replacement postal ballot papers
RPR 2001, Regulation 78

-3
Deadline for counting agents and polling agents:  23:59 hours

-2
Deadline for replacement postal ballot papers:  17:00 hours

-1
Election Day   07:00 hours - 22:00 hours

0
Verification of ballot paper accounts, starts at 22:00 hours

0
Counting of the votes: starts at 21:00 hours

+3
Deadline for expenses
This is 7 ordinary weeks and 4 days and including weekends and holidays

+53

European Parliamentary Casual Vacancy

In normal circumstances, an individual vacancy is filled by the relevant unelected person on that party's list of candidates.

When there is no eligible and willing relevant candidate and pan-EU parliamentary elections are not scheduled within 6 months, a UK government minister will choose an election date within 6 months of that vacancy occurring.

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