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Registering to vote

Who can register to vote?

Most people living in the UK can register to vote, and vote in elections.

You must not be subject to any legal incapacity to vote.

You can register to vote if you are:

  • aged 16 or over (but you cannot vote until you are 18)
  • a citizen of the Republic of Ireland and other European Union (EU) countries 
    • Austria
    • Belgium
    • Bulgaria
    • Croatia
    • Cyprus
    • Czech Republic
    • Denmark
    • Estonia
    • Finland
    • France
    • Germany
    • Greece
    • Hungary
    • Italy
    • Latvia
    • Lithuania
    • Luxembourg
    • Malta
    • The Netherlands
    • Poland
    • Portugal
    • Republic of Ireland
    • Romania
    • Slovakia
    • Slovenia
    • Spain
    • Sweden
    • United Kingdom
  • a British or Qualifying Commonwealth citizen (Qualifying Commonwealth means those citizens from Commonwealth or former Commonwealth nations, who have leave to enter or remain in the UK, or who do not require such leave)
    • Antigua and Barbuda
    • Australia
    • The Bahamas
    • Bangladesh
    • Barbados
    • Belize
    • Botswana
    • Brunei
    • Cameroon
    • Canada
    • Dominica
    • Fiji
    • The Gambia
    • Ghana
    • Grenada
    • Guyana
    • India
    • Jamaica
    • Kenya
    • Kiribati
    • Lesotho
    • Malawi
    • Malaysia
    • Maldives
    • Mauritius
    • Mozambique
    • Namibia
    • Nauru
    • New Zealand
    • Nigeria
    • Pakistan
    • Papua New Guinea
    • Rwanda
    • St Kitts and Nevis
    • St Lucia
    • St Vincent and the Grenadines
    • Samoa
    • Seychelles
    • Sierra Leone
    • Singapore
    • Solomon Islands
    • South Africa
    • Sri Lanka
    • Swaziland
    • Tanzania
    • Tonga
    • Trinidad and Tobago
    • Tuvalu
    • Uganda
    • United Kingdom
    • Vanuatu
    • Zambia
    • Zimbabwe
  • a citizen from a British Overseas Territory
    • Anguilla
    • Bermuda
    • British Antarctic Territory
    • British Indian Ocean Territory
    • British Virgin Islands
    • Cayman Islands
    • Falkland Islands
    • Gibraltar
    • Montserrat
    • Pitcairn Islands
    • St Helena
    • St Helena dependencies (Ascension Island and Tristan da Cunha)
    • South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
    • Sovereign base areas on Cyprus
    • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • a person with a British Nationals (Overseas) or British Overseas passport.
    • Anguilla
    • Bermuda
    • British Antarctic Territory
    • British Indian Ocean Territory
    • British Virgin Islands
    • Cayman Islands
    • Falkland Islands
    • Gibraltar
  • Any previous resident of Hong Kong who holds a British Dependent Territories , British Nationals (Overseas), or British Overseas passport meets the nationality criteria for all elections in the UK . Any previous resident of Hong Kong who only has a Chinese Special Administrative Region passport is Chinese and may not register.

 Please note:

  • Although EU member states, citizens of Republic of Ireland , Cyprus and Malta are eligible to be registered to vote in respect of all elections held in the UK
  • Citizens of EU countries (other than the UK) cannot vote in UK Parliamentary elections.
  • Citizens from Qualifying Commonwealth countries who are seeking asylum are not eligible to vote in the UK until they are granted leave to remain.

Electoral Services

Opening hours: Monday - Friday, 9.00am - 5.00pm (excluding bank holidays)

Email: electoral.services@coventry.gov.uk

Tel: 024 7683 3034

Fax: 024 7683 3204

Council House
Earl Street
Coventry
CV1 5RR

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