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Eligibility to vote

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.

  • Modified: Jun 10, 2014 8:49:44 AM