Note: For those British expats who might wish to attend or submit written evidence , particularly with input on how to encourage substantially more overseas voters, the next meetings of the All Party Inquiry into Overseas Voting are now scheduled for 27th June and 3rd July, 2013.
Overseas Voters working group commences:
The ALL PARTY INQUIRY on voting and Representation for British Citizens Abroad commenced session this week under the Chairmanship of Professor Lord Norton of Louth. Its inauguration was instigated by the speeches of Lord Lexden in the House of Lords in January this year when he moved an amendment to the Representation of the People Act to remove the year limit on restrictions on eligibility to vote. Overseas voting procedures and the voting rights of British citizens abroad were debated at this time, the amendments withdrawn as there was no consensus and an ALL PARTY INQUIRY recommended.
Why not demonstrate your support for removing the 15-year-limit on the national voting rights of British citizens living abroad by adding your vote here in our on-line poll?
If you think that you can still vote after less than 15 years abroad, you can also make sure that you are registered to vote via the Electoral Commission website www.aboutmyvote.co.uk