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Voter eligibility

I was discussing the London mayoral election with friends (the influence of 55,000 - 60,000 Poles who registered to vote), and we were unsure about foreign voter eligibility in Poland. I assume one must at least have residency, and that there might be different rules for local, provincial, and national elections. Does EU citizenship matter as well? If anyone knows, it might settle a wager for me.

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As a British national resident in Poland, I believe that I am eligible to vote in local elections, but not general/national elections. I have never done so though, so may be wrong.

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I beleive that EU citizens are also able to vote in EU elections in whatever country they live in within the European Union.

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something is possible - i know that much but it involves trips in person to gmina offices so i haven't bothered (yet).

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I was interviewed by TVP3 a few years ago about voting in the Euro elections. We're eligible, but no-one's told us how to go about it.

I was under the impression that to vote here, you have to have Polish nationality rather than residency.

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You're eligible to vote in local elections if you have residency, but not in national elections.

I thought about registering to vote for national elections in the UK, but there is a slight risk of becoming eligible for UK tax if your circumstances change.