To cast your vote in an election you must be:
- A British, Republic of Ireland or Commonwealth citizen living in the UK aged 18 or over
- A citizen of the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man or a British Overseas Territory living in the UK
- A Member of the HM Forces and their spouses posted abroad
- A Crown Servant posted outside of the UK
- A European Union citizen living in the UK aged 18 or over (local and European elections only)
You also need to ensure that you register to vote.