EU Parliament Elections
23-26 May 2019
The next European elections take place on 23-26 May 2019. These elections give EU citizens the opportunity to select who will represent them in the European Parliament and help shape Europe’s future. ROMEO is not a political expert, but we think it’s a good idea to check in and provide some basic information.
The last European elections in 2014 were the largest multi-national elections ever held at the same time. This time the stakes are even higher. By voting, you help decide what kind of Europe we have in the years to come. Being informed about parties can help you to vote for people who are best placed to represent you.
The European elections in May 2019 will have a direct impact on your life. They will decide how Europe will act in the coming years to address your concerns about LGBTI+ rights, jobs, business, security, migration and climate change.
Because Europe belongs to all of us, we should all take these decisions together. So it’s not only important that you vote, but that everyone votes. When everybody votes, everybody wins.
Casting your EU Parliament Elections vote
Although there are common rules regarding the elections, some aspects can vary by country, such as whether it is possible to vote by mail or from abroad. Specific details who the candidates will be and where your local polling station will gradually become available. For the latest data, check with your national election authority.
If you live in another EU country, you should be able to vote for your MEP there. If your country of origin allows voting from abroad, you will have the option to vote at home instead. Of course, you can only vote once. So, you either vote in your home county or in your host country, not both.
Who to vote for?
This is your decision. We wanted to draw your attention to one or two political structures that are already in place. When the EU Parliament is elected the new MEPs will join the EU Parliament party that most closely matches their own beliefs and policies.
The European Parliament’s LGBTI Intergroup is an informal forum, made up of MEPs from across several EU parties. Intergroup members work together on advancing and protecting LGBTI rights. Members of the Intergroup usually take a positive stance on LGBTI issues when they make reports or try to change legislation.
How to Find out More
To find out more about the EU Parliament Elections and the MEP’s in your region go to European Elections.
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