The European elections take part in Cyprus on 26 May 2019. Anyone aged 18 or over can cast a vote provided they register on the electoral roll by 2 April 2019 and resided in Cyprus or another EU country for a minimum of six months before 2 April 2019. Voting is compulsory.
Voters in Cyprus have to vote in a specific polling station based on their home address.
To find out your polling station, please click on the following link the earliest 15 days before election day. For more information: Tel. +357 22 867713.
As there will be six Members of the European Parliament from Cyprus, each political party will need to get a higher share of 16.66% of the votes to secure one seat in Parliament in the first round of counting votes. For the second or third rounds, political parties/ coalitions/ tickets have to clear at least 1.8% of the votes.
Under EU law, all countries must use voting systems that ensure proportional representation, which means that the number of elected members from each party depends on the share of electoral votes obtained by the party.
Cyprus uses preferential voting, which gives the voters the option to indicate their preferences within the party list they choose.