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Voting Rights

Volume 458: debated on Wednesday 14 March 2007

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs under what circumstances a Commonwealth citizen is eligible to vote in the UK. (127032)

Under the Representation of the People Act 1983, qualifying Commonwealth citizens are eligible to vote in UK elections. This means that Commonwealth citizens who have the right of abode or leave to enter or remain in the UK, and are otherwise eligible to vote, may register to vote.