Elections and Voting
Who can Register?
You are eligible to be registered if you are resident of this Country, a British, Irish, European Union or Commonwealth citizen and are over 16.
Citizens of British Dependent Territories also qualify to be registered.
You are NOT eligible to be registered if you are a foreign national (except as mentioned above), a detained convicted person or under 16.
European Union Member States
British Overseas Territories
|Bermuda||Falkland Islands||St Helena and Dependencies|
|British Antarctic Territory||Gibraltar||South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands|
|British Indian Ocean Territory||Hong Kong *||The Sovereign Base Areas on Cyprus|
|British Virgin Islands||Montserrat||Turks and Caicos Islands|
* Many Hong Kong citizens already possess British citizenship and are therefore eligible for registration. However, the majority of Hong Kong citizens were previously British Dependent Territory citizens. Hong Kong ceased to be a British Dependent Territory on 1st July 1997. They will now be classed as British Nationals (Overseas) or British Overseas citizens - both come within the meaning of "Commonwealth citizens" as defined by the British Nationality Act 1981 and are eligible for registration.
|Antigua & Barbuda||Lesotho||Solomon Islands|
|The Bahamas||Malaysia||Sri Lanka|
|Barbados||Malta*||United Republic of Tanzania|
|Botswana||Mozambique||Trinidad and Tobago|
|Canada||New Zealand||United Kingdom**|
|Fiji Islands***||Papua New Guinea||Zimbabwe***|
|Ghana||St Christopher and Nevis|
|Guyana||St Vincent & the Grenadines|
* 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 the UK and the Republic of Ireland are registered to vote in respect of all elections held in the UK.
*** Citizens of Commonwealth countries that have been suspended from the Commonwealth retain their voting rights.
Electoral Services Office 01437 775714 or email email@example.com