EU citizens’ right to vote in UK local elections- May 2018

Council elections in England are scheduled to be held on Thursday 3 May 2018, where more than 4,000 seats will be contested across cities, boroughs and districts. Councils play a fundamental role in providing public services at a local scale, including education, local transport, parks and leisure facilities, and waste and recycling.

Often, confusion circulates around who can/cannot vote in an election. In the context of a local election, you must be at least 18 on polling day and a resident in Britain; importantly, you need to be a British, Commonwealth or a European Union citizen. A very accessible guide to voting in the May local elections in England can be found HERE

Voters have to be registered by midnight on Tuesday 17 April-if you are yet to register for an election, you can do so HERE 


voting in local election

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