Running electoral registration - England

How should an elector with dual nationality be registered?

How should an elector with dual nationality be registered?

Some applicants may have more than one nationality. You should always process an application in accordance with the nationality that provides the higher level of franchise.

For example, an application stating that the applicant is a dual German and British citizen should be registered as a British citizen, as this gives them the wider franchise.
 
Where an application is made by a resident who is ineligible to register (for example, a US citizen), their application must be rejected and a notice must be sent to the applicant. This notice should make it clear that the application failed the nationality qualification and what steps should be taken should they also hold an eligible nationality. If an applicant does also hold a nationality that would entitle them to register, they can be registered in respect of that nationality.
 

Last updated: 1 June 2020