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Qualifying Foreign Citizens

​​​​​​Qualifying foreign citizen who live in Wales and are 16 or over can vote in:
  • Welsh Parliament (the Senedd) Elections,
  • Local Government Elections in Wales. 

Qualifying foreign citizens cannot currently vote in UK Government Elections.

Find out how to register to vote.

Find out about upcoming elections.

Who classes as a qualifying foreign citizen? 

You class as a qualifying foreign citizen if you have, or are treated as having, leave to enter and remain in the UK, and you are not:
  • a Commonwealth citizen, or
  • a citizen of the Republic of Ireland
If you have questions about your entitlement to vote, please email​​​​​​​​​​​External link opens in a new window or call 029 2087 2087.


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