Citizens of the European Union go to the polls between 23 and 26 May, 2019 to elect the new European Parliament. Maltese citizens will be able to vote on Saturday, May 25, 2019. 

The upcoming elections will be the first to be held following the departure of a Member State from the EU – the planned date for Brexit is March 30, 2019, and as a result the Parliament will become smaller – the number of members for 2019-2024 is to be reduced from 751 to 705.  

In addition to a change in parliamentary seats, observers also expect a more fragmented Parliament, given the trend of declining electoral support for ‘traditional’ political parties and the surge of new political forces at both ends of the political spectrum. 

Every European citizen is urged to first register one’s interest to vote on the European Parliament official campaign portal, and secondly use the tools available to be well informed before making a decision.  

Further information on the respective Member States’ election rules can be found in the infographic