More than five million people across North West England have the opportunity to vote in European Parliament elections to select the region's eight Members of the European Parliament (MEPs).
The North West European Elections take place across the region on Thursday 23rd May and the count of those ballot papers will take place on Sunday 26th May in Macclesfield, with the declaration taking place in Manchester on Sunday 26th May, after polls close across Europe.
A full list of candidates for the European Parliament Elections is available online via the Cheshire East Council website
Kath O'Dwyer, Cheshire East Council's Local Returning Officer for the European elections in the borough, said: "It is important for the vigour and strength of our democracy that residents engage with the democratic process and that people, who are eligible, go out and vote on polling day and have their say.
"If you don't vote, you don't have a voice. So I would urge every registered voter to take the time to vote and be heard."
The European Parliament Elections are run using a form of proportional representation. Voters have one vote only and this can be cast for either a political party or an individual candidate. Each political party puts forward a list of candidates for the North West and the number of MEPs that are elected will depend on the overall share of the vote that a party or individual candidate receives in the region.
MEPs represent the whole of the North West region – so everybody who is eligible to vote in the region will be voting for the same list of parties and candidates.