European Parliament and local council election process kicks off

The Electoral Commission has given formal notice of elections that will be held on 25 May to elect Malta’s six MEPs and councillors in 68 localities

Malta will vote to elect its MEPs and local councillors on 25 May
Malta will vote to elect its MEPs and local councillors on 25 May

The European Parliament election will be held on Saturday 25 May with the Electoral Commission formally kicking off the process on Monday.

The commission gave notice in the Government Gazzette that it will be organising an election to choose Malta’s six MEPs in just over a months’ time.

On the same day, elections will be held to elect local councillors in each of the 68 localities across Malta and Gozo.

The notice in the Government Gazzette kicks off the election process that starts with the submission of candidate names to appear on the ballot sheet.

The European Parliament election next May will be Malta’s fourth since joining the EU in 2004.

For this election, all of Malta and Gozo will be considered as one district.

The EP election is likely to overshadow the local council elections but significantly this will be the first time that local elections will be held in all localities at one go. 

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