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Thursday is the day to vote for who will represent you in the European Parliament

THURSDAY (4 June) is the day to visit your local polling station and vote for who you want to represent you in the European Parliament.

Registered voters will elect eight Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) for London.

There will be 78 polling stations open at schools, community halls, and leisure centres in Hackney, all of which are wheelchair accessible, and there will be staff on hand to assist people with voting.

Three-quarters, or 75%, of UK law is made by the European Union (EU).

If you are a citizen of the United Kingdom, The Commonwealth, Cyprus, Malta or the Republic of Ireland, you will automatically be able to vote in these elections if you are registered, and if you are on the electoral register should have received a poll card directing you to the polling station to use.

If you are a citizen of another EU member state, you may be eligible to vote in this election and if so will have received a poll card.

To find out more, visit www.hackney.gov.uk/elections or contact the elections office on 020 8356 3000.