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Who can register to vote?

To be eligible to register to vote, a person must be:

•    aged 16 years or over (but you cannot vote until your eighteenth birthday), and
•    a British, Irish, EU or qualifying Commonwealth citizen

Citizens of EU countries other than the UK, the Republic of Ireland, Cyprus and Malta cannot vote in UK Parliamentary general elections, but can vote at local government elections, Scottish Parliamentary elections if they are registered in Scotland, National Assembly for Wales elections if they are registered in Wales and Greater London Authority elections if they are registered in London. They can also vote at European Parliamentary elections if they fill in a form stating that they wish to vote in the UK and not in their home country.

The deadline to register to vote for elections on 7 May 2015 has now passed

You can no longer register to vote in the elections on 7 May 2015. The deadline to apply to register was Monday 20 April.

If you are not sure if you are already registered, contact your local electoral registration office.

You can still register now for other future elections.

In England, Scotland or Wales, you can register to vote online at gov.uk/register-to-vote.

In Northern Ireland, visit our Register to vote in Northern Ireland page to download a registration form.