On this page: Information on the eligibility criteria for voting in Swindon elections and details about the electoral register.
You must be eighteen years or over (if you are 18 on the day of the election you can vote in that election).
Voting is open to:
All British, Irish and other European Union citizens*
All Commonwealth citizens**
British Overseas Territories citizens***
Members of HM Forces and their spouses
Crown servants employed outside the United Kingdom
*European Union citizens may vote and stand for election at European parliamentary elections and local government elections in the member state in which they reside, but they are only allowed to participate in parliamentary elections in their home state.
For a list of European Union member states please see Europa [the Official European Union website] - Countries (http://europa.eu/about-eu/countries/index_en.htm)
**For a list of Commonwealth states please see the Commonwealth Secretariat website - Member States (www.thecommonwealth.org/Internal/142227/members)
***For a list of British Overseas Territories please see the Home Office website - British Overseas Territories (www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/britishcitizenship/othernationality/britishoverseasterritories)
The Electoral Register
This is a list compiled by the Electoral Registration Officer of persons eligible to vote in elections within the Borough of Swindon. It is open for viewing by anyone - please see Registering to Vote.
Please contact us.