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Impact of Brexit good reason to vote?

From the standpoint of repealing the 15-year-rule for expats, the impact of a Brexit should provide a clear example (certainly for those resident within the EU) of the importance of British citizens not already excluded by this rule to make sure that they do register and vote in the 7th May, 2015 general … Continue reading

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Friday 6 March 2015 Deadline for Overseas Voters (15 Year Rule) Bill

Jane Golding of our Votes for Expat Brits campaign team has prepared the important message below for all friends of the campaign today to make a last push re. the 2nd reading this week of The Overseas Voters (15 Year Rule) Bill. With … Continue reading

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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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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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Second Reading of Overseas Voters Bill, 23rd January 2015

There’s a significant next step on Friday 23rd January 2015, in our campaign for removal of the 15-year-limit on British overseas voters, with the second reading of the legislation for the Overseas Voters Bill during Upcoming Business in the House … 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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Reason for disappearing British Overseas Voters too?

With the passing of the Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013, every British citizen will soon need to register individually (instead of on the current household basis), leading to fears that many voters are disappearing from the electoral roll (see articles linked … Continue reading

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