In support of our campaign to secure voting rights for all British citizens living aboard, we are encouraging the British expat community to complete this survey of British citizens over the age of 18 who are resident outside the UK. It is part of a research project run by Dr Susan Collard, from the Politics Department of the University of Sussex. You will be able to see the survey results in due course at: https://www.facebook.com/britonsabroad/
The survey has three aims. The first is to collect some general data on the British who live abroad, such as age, gender, place of residence, level of education, when and why they left the UK and whether or not they might return.
The second aim is to investigate awareness of, and views on, UK voting rights and practices, with particular reference to the EU referendum, the 2015 and upcoming “snap” June 2017 general elections.
The third aim is to seek responses to the prospect of Brexit, not just from those who live in other EU countries but from elsewhere in the world as well.
Key links to have a look at are as follows:
- There are some important posts on the Britons Abroad Facebook page below and relating to voter registration for the June election for those who still have the right to vote: https://www.facebook.com/britonsabroad/
- Link to short survey on impact of Brexit on voting intentions in the June election: https://sussex.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/quick-june-election-survey
- Link to longer survey which includes general profiling questions, a section on Brexit, and sections on voter registration and voting rights: https://sussex.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/britons-abroad-2
We would much appreciate your support in completing this survey.