Qualifying Citizens

Qualifying Commonwealth Citizens are Commonwealth citizens resident in the UK who are entitled to register to vote in respect of all elections held in the UK, provided that they also fulfil the age requirement for registration and are not subject to any other legal incapacity.

Citizens of the following countries meet the nationality criteria to register in respect of all elections:

Antigua and BarbudaJamaicaSt Vincent and the Grenadines
AustraliaKenyaSamoa
The BahamasKiribatiSeychelles
BangladeshLesothoSierra Leone
BarbadosMalawiSingapore
BelizeMalaysiaSolomon Islands
BotswanaMaldivesSouth Africa
Brunei DarussalamMalta[*]Sri Lanka
CameroonMauritiusSwaziland
CanadaMozambiqueTonga
Cyprus[*]NamibiaTrinidad and Tobago
DominicaNauruTuvalu
Fiji Islands[**]New ZealandUganda
The GambiaNigeriaUnited Kingdom
GhanaPakistanUnited Republic of Tanzania
GrenadaPapua New GuineaVanuatu
GuyanaSt Kitts and NevisZambia
IndiaSt LuciaZimbabwe[**]

[*]Although also EU member states, citizens of Cyprus and Malta are eligible to be registered to vote in respect of all elections held in the UK.

[**]Citizens of Fiju and Zimbabwe retain their voting rights despite Fiji being currently suspended from the Commonwealth and Zimbabwe having withdrawn from the Commonwealth in 2003.  The voting rights are laid out in the British Nationality Act 1981 and are not affected by subsequent circumstances; they could only be altered by an Act of the UK Parliament.

Qualifying European Union Member States

Citizens of the following countries meet the nationality criteria to register in respect of Local and European Parliamentary Elections:

AustriaGermanyPoland
BelgiumGreecePortugal
BulgariaHungaryRomania
CroatiaRepublic of Ireland[3]Slovakia
Cyprus[2]ItalySlovenia
Czech RepublicLatviaSpain
DenmarkLithuaniaSweden
EstoniaLuxembourgUnited Kingdom[3]
FinlandMalta[2]France
The Netherlands  

[2] Although also EU member states, citizens of Cyprus and Malta are eligible to be registered to vote in respect of all elections held in the UK.
[3] Citizens of the UK and the Republic of Ireland are eligible to be registered to vote in respect of all elections held in the UK.