The next European elections take place on 23-26 May 2019 giving all adult EU citizens the opportunity to select who will represent them in the European Parliament.

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At the moment the Parliament has 751 seats, which is the maximum number allowed by the EU treaties.

Following the Brexit vote in the UK’s referendum, 27 of the UK’s 73 seats will be redistributed to other countries, while the remaining 46 seats will be kept for future enlargements.

This means the number of MEPs to be elected will be 705. The next election will be between 23 to 26 May 2019. 

There is also the anomaly that the UK could negotiate an extension to A50, which could mean the vote is open to UK citizens as well if the UK is required to put MEPs forward.

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European Elections 2019: Country by country eligibility to vote in UK

Different EU countries have a variety of voting rules, specifically for how their citizens can vote from a  different country.

For example, Austrian Nationals living in the UK can vote in the UK, with no issues. Italian Nationals living in the UK would need to return to Italy to vote.

A full breakdown of each EU Country can be found here.