There are 751 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs). Of those, 73 represent the UK. Elections for the European Parliament take place every 5 years. The next election will be in May 2019.
The government has made it clear it intends to leave the EU before the date of European Parliament elections. If the UK is still in the EU on Thursday 23 May then polls will take place on that day in the UK.
You can find who your MEPs are on the European Parliament website.
Make sure you don’t miss your chance to have your say. If you want to vote, you’ll need to register by 7 May 2019.
There are a few ways you can cast your vote when the time comes, you can find out more about the ways to vote on our website.
You must re-register if you’ve moved to a new house since your last registration.
You can find the formal Notice of Election for the Eastern Region here:
The Notice of Persons Nominated for Election will be published here on Friday 26 April.
Your polling station will be specified on your Polling Card, which will be delivered to all registered electors in the coming weeks. The Notice of Poll, including the full list of polling stations, will also be published here in due course.
For further information on the European Parliament elections, visit the Electoral Commission's website.