VOTING IN THE GENERAL ELECTION

Please share this with people who might not be registered to vote, as they are relatively recent refugees.

NOTE if they have leave to remain, and do not have to have citizenship, but are from a commonwealth country, they can register to vote.
WILL YOU HAVE A VOTE IN THE GENERAL ELECTION ?

There is a lot of information about registering to vote here :https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

If not already registered, you need to do so by midnight on 26 November to vote in the General Election on 12 December.

If you want to apply to vote by post, register before 5pm on 26 November if you live in England, Scotland or Wales.

If you’re going to be abroad on election day, you can apply to vote by proxy after you’ve registered. It takes time to vote by post from overseas.

Who can register

You can register if you’re a UK citizen (or an Irish, EU or Commonwealth citizen with a permanent UK address).

So anyone who has leave to remain in the UK, but not yet got British Citizenship, can register as a commonwealth citizen.

There is a full list of who qualifies as a commonwealth citizen here:

https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/voter/register-vote-and-update-your-details the most common countries that qualify for refugees here could be Cameroon, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Uganda and Zimbabwe. But do check on the official list for other countries.