Who can register to vote?
In order to register to vote you must be eligible to appear on the Electoral Register. If you are 16 or 17, you can only register if you will be 18 within the lifetime of the electoral register. The current register lasts from 1 December 2012 to 16 February 2014. You cannot vote until you are 18.
Students may be able to register at home and at their term-time address. So wherever you are on election day, you can have your say. You will need to complete a registration form and return it to the Electoral Registration Officer at your term-time local council.
You must be resident at the address at which you want to register, and you must be a citizen of one of the following countries - even if you have the right to live here:
- United Kingdom
- Republic of Ireland
- British Dependent Territories
- Commonwealth countries
- European Union countries
When completing your registration form, please make sure that you write your nationality in the nationality box. Not all nationalities have the same voting rights and therefore it is important that we have the correct information for each elector. If you are a former foreign national that has been granted British citizenship, please state British.
Following its transfer to Chinese sovereignty on 1 July 1997, Hong Kong was deleted from the list of British Overseas Territories.
Any previous resident of Hong Kong who holds a British Dependent Territories, British Nationals (Overseas) or British Overseas passport meets the nationality criteria for all elections in the UK.
Any previous resident of Hong Kong who only has a Chinese Special Administrative Region passport is Chinese and may not register.
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