Category Archives: Benefits of Internet Voting

Lord Lexden: Reasons Why Should Remove 15-Year-Limit..

Lord Lexden set out in full the reasons why all British citizens living overseas should have the right to vote in British elections when the House of Lords debated his amendments to the Electoral Registration and Administration Bill on January … Continue reading

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Why (You Should) Bother to Vote?

According to this article below (The X factor: the economics of voting) in The Economist of November 10th 2012, economists wonder why individuals turn out to vote at all in countries where it is not compulsory. ( In Australia where … Continue reading

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Keep Voting Link with “Brain Drain”

Nine out of ten of the 149,000 British citizens who emigrated from the UK last year were of working age and up to 8000 were pensioners, all adding to the estimated 5 million or more living overseas. Of particular concern … Continue reading

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Voting from Australia

Continuing the theme as to whether British citizens living abroad are apathetic or not about voting in UK elections (as is still your right for up to 15 years), Australia is a good example to take, hosting the largest (+1 million) and farthest … Continue reading

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Low US Overseas Voter Turnout Similar to UK’s

Compared with the 30,000 or so British Citizens resident overseas who are registered to vote, the Overseas Vote Foundation has estimated a voter turnout figure of  some 240,000 – 280,000 for civilian Americans living overseas. Both countries have roughly the same … Continue reading

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Outdated Objections to British Voters Overseas

The previous objections below to British voters overseas quoted in the House of Commons Library Standard Note:SN/PC/5923 “Overseas Voters”, seem now rather outdated in an Internet age, when British citizens around the world were able to take pride in British achievements at the … Continue reading

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New Clause 3 for Overseas Voting Rights withdrawn!

The New Clause 3 brought up and read a second time before being subsequently withdrawn by Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (The Cotswolds) (Con), during the 27th June Commons debate on the Electoral Registration & Administration Bill, would have removed the 15 year qualifying period … Continue reading

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