Category Archives: Improving Overseas Reg/voting Rates

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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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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Debate on Low Electoral Registration Rates of British Citizens Abroad.

This link to the Hansard record of the House of Lords debate on 26th November, 2014 concerns the question of the low electoral registration rates of British citizens living overseas. Some selected extracts to quickly illustrate the flavour of the debate … 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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Improving Voting Turnout by British Expatriates

The report below by the Cross-Party Group On Overseas Voters examines how,  within the current 15-year-limit on their voting rights,  British citizens living abroad can be enabled to register and vote in UK elections more easily and in greater numbers: MAKING VOTES COUNT: … Continue reading

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Expatriate voters could make the difference in marginal constituencies

Find out more about the marginal seats which could decide the 2015 General Election in the UK by browsing the interactive BBC News link below. One of them could be the constituency in which you last voted before you became … Continue reading

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Younger or More Recent British Expatriates – Register to Vote in UK Elections

The importance of still eligible British expatriates continuing to vote in UK elections is demonstrated by the Electoral Commission’s concern at the opportunity for fraud in an evolving  multi-cultural society, in which you should also have a democratic say in its future … Continue reading

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