Category Archives: Benefits of Internet Voting

British Overseas Voters Difficult for Electoral Commission to Target

The Electoral Commission’s campaign (read The Telegraph press article here) to persuade British expats to vote in the European and local elections fell well short of its target. However, according to the Electoral Commission’s own Overseas evaluation May 2014 report, it … Continue reading

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More British expatriates should vote

There are many reasons why relatively few British expatriates ( some 20,000 – 30,000 out of an estimated 2 – 3 million still qualified) have registered as overseas voters in the past. These include a sense of detachment from the … Continue reading

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British Expatriates Difficult to Target

Page 8 of this Report by the Electoral Commission on the May 2014 European & Local Elections in England and Northern Ireland , shows that British expatriates are a particularly difficult audience to target. Shouldn’t you as a British citizen … Continue reading

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You can now register on-line as a British Overseas Voter!

Register to vote! Click on the British government link below to start the process and build the number of British citizens registered as overseas voters into a serious constituency size ( 70,000 – 100,000). https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote “Use this service to get … Continue reading

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100,000 Overseas Voters Would Represent an Important Constituency.

Surely it should be possible to attract at least 100,000 British citizens living abroad to register to vote in good time for the next general election in May 2015? This number of expatriate voters would represent much more than an average-sized UK … Continue reading

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The British Expat Vote in 2015.

With the 2015 General Election in mind, the political parties are already trying to reach out to the 2.5-million Britons (out of the total of 5 – 6 million) living overseas, who they estimate are still eligible to vote in British … Continue reading

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Lord Lexden Success : All Party Inquiry on Overseas Voting Rights.

The 23rd of January, Lord Lexden returned with some success to the Overseas Voting Rights question, at the House of Lords Committee report stage of the Electoral Registration & Administration Bill (ERA). There is final recognition that this issue is … Continue reading

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