Category Archives: 100000 Overseas Voters

One Million Missing Voters but Where are the British Expats?

In a speech today at Sheffield Hallam University Labour Party leader Ed Miliband is launching a voter registration drive. He is claiming that following the introduction of Individual Electoral Registration (IER), resulting in universities and colleges no longer block-registering their students, those in government “are … Continue reading

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Only Westminster can change the statutory rules concerning the democratic franchise

In an interesting parallel with the legal position concerning the current 15-year-law which removes the national right to vote for British citizens after 15 years abroad, the law report below from The Times of December 30, 2014 describes why the statutory … Continue reading

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E-Voting would be good news for British expats!

This article “Could e-voting be on its way in the Uk?” would also be good news for British expats if implemented: “Campaigners for electronic or e-voting say “digital democracy” is on the way in the UK. Although next year’s general election … Continue reading

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Boris Johnson Urges British Expats to Register to Vote!

London Mayor Boris Johnson in Singapore urging British expatriates to register to vote on http://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote . (With thanks to Colin Blackwell for the photograph.) With only an estimated 1% of British expatriates actually registered to vote ( 20,000 – 30,000  … Continue reading

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Registration of British Citizens Abroad – House of Lords Briefing, 26th November, 2014

Find out more in the briefing paper below for today’s debate in the House of Lords on increasing registration of British citizens living abroad. “During the Electoral Commission’s campaign for overseas voters before the UK parliamentary elections in 2010, just over … Continue reading

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Lack of British Overseas Voter Engagement

The House of Commons Committee Report below on Voter Engagement in the UK concludes the section on Overseas Voters ( pages 39 – 42 ) with the following recommendation (page 42): “We expect to see a comprehensive plan from the … Continue reading

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Brits Abroad: Get Your Voice heard!

To make sure that you can vote on 7th May, 2015 in the next General Election,  you can register on-line to vote now on http://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. We British expats often feel neglected by our home country. We’re proud to be British, we have … Continue reading

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