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European Union Citizens - Registering to vote

If you live at an address in the United Kingdom but are a citizen of another member state of the European Union (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden) you may register to vote only at certain levels of elections.

You can register online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.  Fill in your name, address, date of birth and a few other details.  You'll also need your national insurance number, which can be found on official paperwork such as payslips, or letters about benefits or tax credits.

To register to vote at European Parliamentary elections from your address in the United Kingdom, you must also complete an

Although you may register to vote at either or both levels of elections as mentioned above, you may not register to vote at United Kingdom Parliamentary elections until such time as you become a citizen of the United Kingdom or a citizen of the Commonwealth and British Independent Territories.

Details about citizenship and other issues relating to immigration and nationality can be found on both  the Home Office and the Direct Government websites.

Further information on registration and elections can be found on the Electoral Commission's website.

Updated: 12 Mar 2015
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