MEPs up in arms as up to two million EU citizens denied vote in UK


Two UK MEPs have hit out after it emerged that between one and two million EU citizens living in the UK were denied a vote in the European elections on Thursday.

The failure was blamed on a combination of administrative errors, a lack of correct forms being sent out to voters and late registration.

The fact that the UK’s involvement in the elections was confirmed late because of the Brexit crisis was also said to have been a key factor.

EU citizens were required to fill in a form called the UC1 or EC6 to declare they would be voting in the UK and not their country of birth, but councils are said to have failed to communicate with EU citizens about the forms.

Read the full article from The Parliament Magazine here

 

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