Euro Election - how to vote
When voters go to the polls next Thursday (22nd May), they will be asked to
cast a vote to elect four Members of the European Parliament to represent the
whole of Wales.
Voters will only have one vote to cast and there will be 11 registered parties
listed on the ballot paper.
The candidates will be elected by proportional representation so voters will
not vote for individual candidates.
Voters are reminded to take their poll card with them to their designated
polling station (which is printed on the card) and hand it to the Presiding
Officer or one of the Poll Clerks on duty.
Even if a voter has mislaid the poll card, he or she will still be entitled to
vote providing they are registered.
A voting mark should be in the form of a cross placed in the box adjacent to
the party they wish to vote for. Voters should then place the marked paper in
the ballot box.
Polling stations will be open from 7 am until 10 pm. There will be 97 operating
Each of the 22 local authority areas in Wales will conduct their own counts on
Sunday, 25th May. This is because voting in parts of mainland Europe takes
place on that day.
When they have completed their counts, Local Returning Officers will inform the
Regional Returning Officer for Wales, Mr Bryn Parry-Jones, of the result of the
count in their area.
The result for the Wales electoral region will then be declared by Mr
Parry-Jones on Sunday evening at Fishguard Leisure Centre.
Local results cannot be announced before 10 pm as this is the time that polls
close in some parts of Europe.
For more information, go to the website: www.aboutmyvote.co.uk and also
www.flintshire.gov.uk or you can join the debate on Twitter using hash tag