IRISH CITIZENS who are residents in the UK are eligible to vote in the upcoming UK general election on December 12th.
Irish Citizens living in the UK who wish to vote must be on the electoral register. The deadline to register is the 26th of November and you can register here.
You will be asked for your National Insurance number (though you can register without it), and your name and address will then appear on the electoral register.
You can also contact your local Electoral Registration Office to check if you’re already on the register.
If you want to apply to vote by post in England, Scotland or Wales, you must register before 5pm on 26 November.
If you’re going to be abroad on election day, you can apply to vote by proxy after you’ve registered.
You need to register before you can vote in the upcoming UK election. For more information on the different ways you can vote visit https://t.co/uLPSBt4jdQ https://t.co/F3l5RSU8yF #GE2019 pic.twitter.com/NhbnMz97rR
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Irish citizens are entitled to vote in all UK elections due to arrangements in the Common Travel Area. Both the UK and Irish governments have committed to continuing this agreement in all Brexit scenarios.
To vote in a UK general election you must meet the following criteria:
- Be 18 years of age or over on polling day
- Be a British, Irish or qualifying Commonwealth citizen
- Be resident at an address in the UK
- Not be legally excluded from voting
You can register to vote here.