Nationality/Citizenship

Citizens of British Commonwealth and Dependent Territory states, and of European Union member states, are eligible to be registered as electors provided other qualifications are met.  Set out below is a list of the countries whose citizens are eligible to be registered.

Important - if you are the citizen of a country not listed below you cannot vote - even if you are allowed to live in this country.

United Kingdom
Republic of Ireland

 

British dependent territories

Anguilla
Gibraltar
Bermuda
Hong Kong*
British Antarctic Territories
Montserrat
British Indian Ocean Territories
Pitcairn Islands
British Virgin Islands
St Helena
Cayman Islands
Turks and Caicos Islands
Falkland Islands
 
St Helena dependencies:
(Ascension, Tristan da Cunha, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands)

 

British Commonwealth countries

Antigua & Barbuda
Jamaica
St Vincent & the Grenadines
Australia
Kenya
Samoa (formerly Western Samoa)
Bahamas
Kiribati
Seychelles
Bangladesh
Lesotho
Sierra Leone
Barbados
Malawi
Singapore
Belize
Malaysia
Solomon Islands
Botswana
Maldives
South Africa
Brunei
Malta
Sri Lanka
Cameroon
Mauritius
Swaziland
Canada
Mozambique
Tanzania
Cyprus
Namibia
Tonga
Dominica
Nauru
Trinidad & Tobago
Fiji*
New Zealand
Tuvalu
 
Nigeria
Uganda
Ghana
Pakistan
Vanuatu
Grenada
Papua New Guinea
Zambia
Guyana
St Christopher & Nevis (formerly St Kitts & Nevis)
Zimbabwe*
India
St Lucia
 
*Included in British Nationality Act 1981

 

European Union Countries (cannot vote for UK parliamentary elections)
 
Austria France Poland
Belgium Germany Portugal
Bulgaria Greece Romania
Croatia Italy  Slovak Republic
Czech Republic Latvia Slovenia
Denmark Lithuania Spain
Estonia Luxembourg  
Finland The Netherlands  

 

 

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