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Re: Cyprus for non-compliance

Postby Tim Drayton » Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:57 pm

kurupetos wrote:
Tim Drayton wrote:
Get Real! wrote:
akash wrote:In other words the issue of a resident permit alone entitles us to the right to vote.

Cyprus politics predominantly revolve around the Cyprus problem so allowing thousands of foreigners who may just be passing through to vote is both pointless and dangerous.

I haven’t looked into the relevant laws, but as a GC I would expect my government to be responsible enough to limit voting rights to those who have been permanent residents with all paperwork in order for at least 10 years.


In European Union member states permanent residents who are citizens of another EU state get to vote in municipal and European elections. There is no minimum residence critereon.


Are these forms in greek only?


If you mean the application form for an RoC ID card, I seem to remember that they were in Greek and Turkish.
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Re: Cyprus for non-compliance

Postby Tim Drayton » Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:58 pm

Get Real! wrote:
Tim Drayton wrote:
Get Real! wrote:
akash wrote:In other words the issue of a resident permit alone entitles us to the right to vote.

Cyprus politics predominantly revolve around the Cyprus problem so allowing thousands of foreigners who may just be passing through to vote is both pointless and dangerous.

I haven’t looked into the relevant laws, but as a GC I would expect my government to be responsible enough to limit voting rights to those who have been permanent residents with all paperwork in order for at least 10 years.


In European Union member states permanent residents who are citizens of another EU state get to vote in municipal and European elections. There is no minimum residence critereon.

If we're only talking about municipal and European elections then I should've even bothered responding in this thread... :lol:


You are safe there. If you want to vote in national elections you have to acquire Cypriot nationality.
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Postby Tim Drayton » Tue Mar 10, 2009 3:24 pm

The Cyprus government is running adverts in the local English-language press giving information about applying to vote in the upcoming EU elections. According to this advert, EU nationals require to present one of three possible kinds of ID:

1. RoC ID card
2. Certificate of Registration (form MEU1)
3. ID card or passport issued by the applicant's own country

The Cyprus government has actually written to me inviting me to apply, with the necessary application form enclosed in the letter.

What more could anybody ask for?
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Postby DT. » Tue Mar 10, 2009 4:34 pm

Tim Drayton wrote:The Cyprus government is running adverts in the local English-language press giving information about applying to vote in the upcoming EU elections. According to this advert, EU nationals require to present one of three possible kinds of ID:

1. RoC ID card
2. Certificate of Registration (form MEU1)
3. ID card or passport issued by the applicant's own country

The Cyprus government has actually written to me inviting me to apply, with the necessary application form enclosed in the letter.

What more could anybody ask for?


Perhaps he's peeved the President didn't hand deliver an invitation to him and then take him out for a pint.
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