Elections for the European Parliament will be held on Thursday (May 22).
Voters will choose 73 MEPs in 12 multi-member regional constituencies. Each region has a different number of MEPs based on its population.
In Scotland, six MEPs are elected by proportional representation, in order as listed by their party.
The number of MEPs each party gets is calculated using a formula called d’Hondt, except in Northern Ireland, where the Single Transferable Vote (STV) system is used.
All registered people in Angus will have received a poll card through their door in the run up to the election which will clearly indicate where they should go to cast their vote.
Each polling place will be open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on polling day.
Britain is one of eight countries – including Germany and France – to use a ‘closed list’ system. So you vote for a party, rather than an individual.
The parties themselves decide who goes on the candidate list for each of the 12 electoral regions.
The ones at the top stand the best chance of being elected.
The contest in Scotland will inevitably be seen as dry run for September’s independence referendum.
A recent poll suggested the SNP will gain the most MEPs, adding to its tally of two. Candidates:
John Arthur Randall
British National Party
Scottish National Party