Washminster

Washminster
Washminster

Sunday, 25 April 2010

Who can't vote?

The quick answer is "anyone not already on the electoral register". It is now too late to register to vote. There are also people who cannot vote in General Elections.
  • members of the House of Lords (although they can vote at elections to local authorities, devolved legislatures and the European Parliament)

  • EU citizens resident in the UK (although they can vote at elections to local authorities, devolved legislatures and the European Parliament)

  • anyone other than British, Irish and qualifying Commonwealth citizens

  • convicted persons detained in pursuance of their sentences (though remand prisoners, unconvicted prisoners and civil prisoners can vote if they are on the electoral register)

  • anyone found guilty within the previous five years of corrupt or illegal practices in connection with an election

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