Who can register to vote at the elections?
British citizens, Irish citizens and citizens of Commonwealth countries (including Cyprus and Malta) can all vote at all elections.
Citizens of other EU member states who live in the UK can only vote in local government elections; they cannot vote in UK Parliamentary Elections or Referendums.
Before a European Parliamentary Election (next due in 2014), we write to every EU citizen who is registered with us offering them the chance to apply to vote in those elections: a separate form has to be completed.
|Antigua and Barbuda||Jamaica||St Vincent & The Grenadines|
|Brunei Darussalam||Malta*||Sri Lanka|
|Canada||Mozambique||United Republic of Tanzania|
|Dominica||Nauru||Trinidad & Tobago|
|Fiji Islands**||New Zealand||Tuvalu|
|Grenada||Papua New Guinea||Vanuatu|
|India||St Kitts & Nevis||Zimbabwe**|
* Although also EU member states, citizens of Cyprus and Malta are eligible to be registered to vote in respect of all elections held in the UK.
** Citizens of Fiji, Pakistan and Zimbabwe retain voting rights even if their government withdraws or is excluded from the Commonwealth.
British Overseas Territories
|British Antarctic Territory||Pitcairn Island
|British Indian Ocean Territory||St Helena
|British Virgin Islands||
St Helena dependencies (Ascension Island, Tristan da Cunha)
|Cayman Islands||South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands|
|Falkland Islands||Sovereign base areas on Cyprus|
|Turks and Caicos Islands|
* Hong Kong -Special citizenship arrangements in place - register as for Commonwealth citizens.
European Union member states
*Citizens of Cyprus and Malta are eligible to be registered to vote in respect of all elections in the UK.