The Electoral Register
Qualifying foreign citizens
Registering to vote - to qualify, Commonwealth citizens must be resident in the UK and either have leave to remain in the UK or not require such leave. Commonwealth citizens include those of British Crown Dependencies and British Overseas Territories.
|Antigua and Barbuda||Kenya||Samoa|
|The Bahamas||Lesotho||Sierra Leone|
|Cameroon||Mozambique||United Republic of Tanzania|
|Cyprus||Nauru||Trinidad & Tobago|
|The Gambia||Pakistan||United Kingdom|
|Ghana||Papua New Guinea||Vanuatu|
|Guyana||St Kitts & Nevis||Zimbabwe|
|Jamaica||St Vincent & The Grenadines|
Citizens of Commonwealth countries that have been suspended from the Commonwealth retain their voting rights. Their voting rights would only be affected if their country was also deleted from the list of Commonwealth countries in the British Nationality Act 1981 through an Act of the UK Parliament.
|British Antarctic Territory||St Helena|
|British Indian Ocean Territory||St Helena Dependencies - (Ascension Island, Tristan da Cunha)|
|British Virgin Islands||South Georgia and the South Islands|
|Cayman Islands||Turks and Caicos Islands|
Hong Kong - Only former residents of Hong Kong who hold a British Dependent Territories, British nationals (Overseas) or British Overseas passport qualify for registration.
|Isle of Man|
The following European Union countries are entitled to go on the Full Electoral Register, but are only eligible to vote in Local Elections. Please see below the table for the exceptions to this rule.
|Estonia||Republic of Ireland 1|
|Italy||United Kingdom 1|
1 - Citizens of the UK and the republic of Ireland are eligible to be registered to vote in ALL elections held in the UK.
2 - Although also EU member states, citizens of Cyprus and Malta are eligible to be registered to vote in ALL elections held in the UK.
Last updated Thursday, 18th July 2019