Thousands of foreign residents are unable to vote at the forthcoming elections, according to figures published by the Balearic Statistics Institute in 2000. A report on the number of foreign residents registered with their local council as part of the Balearic Islands Immigration 2000 report, for example, states that in the Balearics there are just 651 residents from the United Kingdom registered with their local council. The resident British population is around 9.000 and apart from the difference not being able to vote, they are also missing out on domestic flight discounts and other benefits by not being registered at their local town hall. Who would believe that in the year 2000, there were only 1.300 Germans living in the Balearics, but so few were registered with their local council.

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