British expats: Help to push the number of registered overseas voters over the 100,000 threshold.
After yesterday’s TV debate, this morning the leaders of the seven main UK parties have urged people to register to vote before the deadline this Monday, 20 April. So we are also making a last call to overseas voters, who belong to the millions who are not registered to vote in the UK, to register.
Figures on the Electoral Commission’s website show that overseas voter registrations have hit the 90,000 mark and rising – around 92,000 by 11 April.
There is now a real chance that registrations will hit the campaign’s target of at least 100,000 for the first time ever, nearly triple the number of overseas registrations previously seen prior to a General Election. This is larger than some of the largest constituencies in the UK such as Manchester Central, Bristol West and East Ham, and a figure that can no longer be ignored by politicians.
If you have not registered to vote yet, please do so now and forward this message to all expat friends and relatives who can still vote and ask them to register by 20 April so that together we can reach 100,000!
To register to vote, please follow this link below by 20 April:
Please note that after registering you will then also need to submit a postal or proxy vote application – the deadlines are 21 and 28 April for these:
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It’s probably been mentioned before but doesn’t the Magna Carta have something to say about no taxation without representation? Isn’t this fundamental to British democracy? Consequenly expats paying tax must have the vote and can’t be denied regardless of any spurious time limit. Moreover the issuing of a passport defines nationality. It is illegal to make anyone stateless. Again another inescapable legal requirement against denying a vote. Even offenders in prison are being enfranchised so surely expats must be? In our global village it’s time perhaps to dump the term ‘expat’ and demand equality with other UK nationals. Nationality is a state of being rather than location. Ergo a vote cannot be denied. It is a right and privilege stated on a passport.