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Eligible Nationalities for Electoral Registration

List showing eligible nationalities for electoral registration

Commonwealth countries - vote in all elections:

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • The Bahamas
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Botswana
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cyprus
  • Dominica
  • Fiji Islands
  • Ghana
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • India
  • Jamaica
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Lesotho
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Mauritius
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Rwanda
  • St Kitts & Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent & The Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Africa
  • Sri Lanka
  • Swaziland
  • United Republic of Tanzania
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad & Tobago
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • United Kingdom
  • Vanuatu
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Citizens of Commonwealth countries that have been suspended or have withdrawn from the Commonwealth currently retain their voting rights.

British Overseas Territories - vote in all elections:

  • Anguilla
  • Bermuda
  • British Antarctic Territory
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Falkland Islands
  • Gibraltar
  • Monserrat
  • Pitcairn Island
  • St Helena & Dependencies (Ascension Island, Tristan Da Cunha)
  • South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands
  • Turks & Caicos Islands

British Crown Dependencies - vote in all elections if resident in the UK:

  • Channel Islands
  • Isle of Man
  • Hong Kong - contact the electoral service helpline on 01707 357300 for advice.

European Union Member States - citizens from the following countries cannot vote in UK Parliamentary (general) elections:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • The Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden

Citizens of the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Cyprus and Malta are part of the European Union, and can vote in all elections held in the UK.

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