Running electoral registration - England

Can a citizen from the European Union register to vote?

Can a citizen from the European Union register to vote?

Citizens from member countries of the European Union are eligible to register to vote in local government elections, providing they meet with the age and residency requirements and that they are not legally incapable of voting.

Citizens of the Republic of Ireland, Cyprus and Malta are eligible to be registered to vote in respect of all elections in the UK.

 
Member states of the European Union
Austria France The Netherlands
Belgium Germany Poland
Bulgaria Greece Portugal
Croatia Hungary Republic of Ireland*
Cyprus* Italy Romania
Czech Republic Latvia Slovakia
Denmark Lithuania Slovenia
Estonia Luxembourg Spain
Finland Malta* Sweden

*Citizens of the Republic of Ireland, Cyprus and Malta are eligible to be registered to vote in respect of all elections in the UK.

How do you process an application from a citizen of Cyprus?

For registration purposes, the whole of Cyprus is considered to be a Commonwealth country and you should not be concerned with the political situation of the island. If there is any doubt as to whether a person from Cyprus should be registered, they should be asked to provide confirmation that they are Cypriot, such as a Uniform Format Form with a UK visa, UK residence permit showing Cypriot nationality, or other appropriate evidence. Registration as a Cypriot national cannot be based solely on a Turkish passport.
 

Last updated: 2 August 2021