2014 European Elections today

Make your voice heard in today’s European Elections. In 2009 just 4 out of 10 voted in this area. Fowey’s polling booth is in Fowey Library, and closes at 10pm.

You do not need your polling card to vote – just turn up and give them your name and address.

In the South West, an area stretching from Gloucestershire in the north, Wiltshire in the east and Cornwall in the west, six seats are up for grabs.

Unlike a General Election, you don’t vote for an individual candidate but instead a party – votes are then divided up proportionally between the six seats. In 2009, the Conservatives secured 30% of the South West vote, returning three MEPs. UKIP won two seats and the Lib Dems one.

In this election, as well as the Conservatives, Labour and Lib Dem – there’s also a choice of Green, English Democrats, Independence from Europe and UKIP.

The count does not take place until Sunday May 25 in line with the rest of Europe.