British overseas voters are British citizens living abroad, according to the Electoral Commission’s website www.aboutmyvote.co.uk. This states that:
Every British citizen who has been registered to vote in the UK within the last 15 years is eligible to vote in UK Parliamentary (general) elections, European Parliamentary elections and referendums in the UK.
As a politically concerned British citizen who can still vote (subject to the above 15-year-limitation), you can make sure by registering to vote via the above website. The government would like to see the number of registered overseas voters doubling from the current 30,000 by the 2015 general election.
Whether you can still register to vote or not, we would also appreciate you adding your vote here in support of our on-going campaign for removing the 15-year-limitation on our voting rights.
However, you could again ask the question of what exactly is British Citizenship as the different forms of British nationality include: British Citizenship: British Overseas Citizenship: British Overseas Territories Citizenship: British National (Overseas): British Protected Person: and British Subject.
The most acceptable evidence of British Citizenship is a British passport if you want to register to vote or like many of us British Citizens living abroad for more than 15 years, still fighting for the right to vote like old Soldier and long-term expatriate Harry Shindler.