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The Registrar General is also the Registration Officer for the purpose of elections and referendums. One of the many duties involves conducting an annual Canvass to maintain an up-to-date and accurate electoral register so that all eligible Falkland Islands votes have the opportunity to vote.

In order to be eligible for registration as an elector, the applicant must meet the following requirements:

  • be a British/British Overseas Territory/ British Overseas citizen;
  • be a Falkland Islands Status Holder;
  • be aged 18 years or over;
  • be a resident in the Falkland Islands:

(a) On the date of the application; and

(b) For 12 months preceding the application or may be treated as being so resident under the Electoral Ordinance.

Section 22(5) of the Falkland Islands Constitution - Falkland Islands Status (Customs and Immigration Department can assist with any queries you may have regarding this).

Section 32 of the Falkland Islands Constitution – Qualifications of Electors

Section 11(5) of the Electoral Ordinance states that a person who is already registered as an elector may lose their entitlement to registration

On the 15th March forms are sent to all householders via the post office, also from that date onwards the form will be available to be downloaded from here.

Further information can be obtained from the office of the Registrar General in the Falkland Islands.