Register of Electors and Voting- foreign citizens

Register of Electors and Voting- foreign citizens

The Senedd and Elections (Wales) Act 2020 extends the franchise to include qualifying foreign citizens for Senedd elections held on or after 5 April 2021.

The entry in the combined registers of a qualifying foreign citizen must give an indication of that fact.

Electors of any nationality are eligible to register to vote in Senedd elections, providing they meet the age and residency requirements and that they are not legally incapable of voting.

A qualifying foreign national is a person who is not;

  • a Commonwealth citizen, or
  • a citizen of the Republic of Ireland
  • and who has or does not require leave to remain or is treated as having leave to enter or remain in the UK.

Subject to meeting the age, residency and legal capacity requirements, citizens from the Republic of Ireland and the Commonwealth are eligible to register to vote in UK Parliamentary elections.

We are actively trying to get as many foreign nationals to register to vote and are here to help and assist anyone with the process. Individuals are able to apply to register to vote in a number of ways:

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