Commonwealth citizens can vote on Brexit

Commonwealth citizens are eligible to vote in the upcoming EU Referendum, whereas citizens from most EU countries are not.

Nationals from Commonwealth countries who have an address in a UK constituency may vote on 23 June as long as they’re registered on the electoral roll. Their right to vote is not linked to the length of their residency.

EU nationals who are residents in the UK, however, cannot vote in the referendum unless they are from Ireland or Commonwealth countries like Malta and Cyprus. This is despite the fact that the outcome of the vote might have more of an impact on their lives.

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