What Are The Eligibility Requirements To Be Registered To Vote?
Whilst you cannot actually make a vote until you have reached the age of 18 and therefore considered aware enough and able enough to make an informed choice and therefore vote, you are allowed to register to vote if you are 16 years or over.
If you wonder what the point is of registering before you are able to vote, well if you are going to be 18 at the time of the general election but the annual canvass comes through whilst you are for instance 17, then it is a good idea to make that registration right now in order to ensure that you are able to vote when the election comes around.
In addition you must of course be a qualifying citizen.
Countries that qualify for voting registration are as follows:
- Republic of Ireland
- Qualifying commonwealth citizen
- EU citizen living in the UK
There are more details available on these latter two and also some other eligible citizens (e.g. Isle of Man) etc on the governments voting website.
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