Category Archives: Brits Abroad: Get your voice heard!

More Registered British Overseas Voters Needed

To date a total of over 35,887 British expatriates have registered on-line as overseas voters with the largest concentrations in France, the USA, Germany, Spain and Australia (see The Connexion article below). This compares with the traditional base of some … Continue reading

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9% of British Population lose the vote after 15 years!

Why does the government need to abolish the absurd 15-year restriction  on voting rights? And why must British expats everywhere register to vote as soon as possible?  Because as many as 9% of the British people live abroad! And there’s … Continue reading

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Cross-Party Expat Support for Right to Vote

According to Lorraine Hardy, the Costa Blanca-based Labour International secretary, in urging those UK expats who are still eligible to vote in the 2015 general election to make sure they register soon on http://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote , “there is cross-party support from … 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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British Overseas Elector – How to Set Up an Absent Vote

One you’ve registered as an overseas voter on https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote , you will still need to set up an absent vote to be able to vote in the UK Parliamentary elections on 7th May, 2015. Links to the the required application forms … 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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