European elections 2019 – advance voting in Britain

European elections 2019 – advance voting in Britain

In the European Parliament elections of spring 2019, advance voting will be organised in Britain from 15th to 18th May. There will be nine advance polling stations in the UK. Check advance polling stations and times from the list below. It is also possible to vote by post.

All Finnish nationals living abroad who have the right to vote will be sent a notification of their right to vote by post as far as the current address in known by the Local Register Office of the municipality of their latest place of residence in Finland. It is good to take the notification card of the right to vote with you, but voting is possible without it. At the polling station, you are asked to present your passport or another official identification document.

In the European elections, people entitled to vote may only vote in one EU member state: their home country or the country of residence. A Finnish national, who has registered as a voter in another EU member state by the prescribed date is not entitled to vote in the European elections in Finland.

If the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union takes place before the European Parliament elections, the UK will not take part in them, and Finnish citizens residing in the UK will be automatically included in Finland’s electoral register for the elections and will receive a notice of right to vote. Read more: European Elections.

A possibility to vote by post was also be introduced in Finland earlier this spring. Eligible voters living permanently abroad and eligible voters staying abroad during the advance voting period and on the election day will have the right to vote by post in general elections. A voter wishing to vote by post is responsible for ordering the postal voting documents, voting, and returning the vote in time. Read more: Postal voting.

In Finland the Election Day will be 26 May 2019.

Advance polling stations in the UK

Embassy of Finland

38 Chesham Place, London SW1X 8HW
Tel: +44 (0)20 7838 6200
E-mail: [email protected]
15.5.2019 at 9.00–16.00
16.5.2019 at 9.00–20.00
17.5.2019 at 9.00–16.00
18.5.2019 at 9.00–18.00

Rox Hotel

Boardroom, 17 Market St., Aberdeen AB11 5PY
Tel: +44 (0)122 421 2224
18.5.2019 at 13.15–17.00 (original voting time 10am to 3pm postponed due to a technical problem) 

Solihull Methodist Church Hall

Blossomfield Road, Solihull B91 1LG
Tel: +44 (0)20 7838 6200
18.5.2019 at 10.00–15.00

St Paul's CE Primary School
St Nicholas Road, Brighton BN1 3LP
Tel: +44 (0)20 7838 6200
18.5.2019 at 10.00–15.00

Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel

Tel: Windsor, College Green, Bristol BS1 5TA
Puhelin: +44 (0)117 925 5100
18.5.2019 at 10.00–15.00


Athens Suite, 90 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh EH12 5LQ
Tel: +44 (0)131 474 3456
18.5.2019 at 10.00–15.00

Manchester Conference Centre

Conference Room 5, Sackville Street, Manchester M1 3BB
Tel: +44 (0)161 955 8181
18.5.2019 at 10.00–15.00

Newcastle upon Tyne
Newcastle Civic Centre

Pandon Room, Civic Centre, Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8QH
Tel: +44 (0)20 7838 6200
18.5.2019 at 10.00–15.00

St Albans
The Marlborough Science Academy

F 8 Science Block, Ground Floor, Watling Street, St Albans, Herts AL1 2QA
Tel: +44 (0)20 7838 6200
18.5.2019 at 10.00–15.00


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