Elections and voting

Who can vote

If you want to vote you must be registered with the Council. Any UK resident, British Commonwealth or EU citizen over the age of 18 can vote unless they are serving a prison sentence. However, EU citizens cannot vote in Parliamentary (General) elections.

You can register to vote from the age of 16 to ensure you can vote if you will be 18 near the time of an election.

You can choose to vote:

  • in person at a polling station
  • by post
  • by proxy (this means asking someone to vote on your behalf)

You can find more information about voting in the UK on the electoral commission website. You can also contact the Council for more information or if you are having problems completing any part of the voting process.