Category Archives: Overseas Voter Turnout:UKvsUS

Low Turnout Should Not Mean No Vote!

Why at a time of increasing disengagement from the political process in a democratic society, are British citizens in general not more actively encouraged, or indeed inspired in the case of the younger generation, to vote? In the case of … 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Outdated Objections to British Voters Overseas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voters overseas quoted in the House of Commons Library Standard Note:SN/PC/5923 “Overseas Voters”, seem now rather outdated in an Internet age, when British citizens around the world were able to take pride in British achievements at the … Continue reading

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Lord Lexden Continues to Challenge the 15-Year-limit for Overseas Voters.

The extract below from the 25th July, 2012 House of Lords debate on electoral reform, shows how Lord Lexden in particular continues to take the lead in challenging the 15-year limit for British citizens voting from overseas. You can show your support if you … Continue reading

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MP’s Letter to Constituent Losing his Right to Vote

Brian Cave is a British expatriate who has diligently registered to vote  via his local UK Election Registration Officer for the past 14 years while resident in France. He has written in protest to his current MP Mark Harper because he will lose … Continue reading

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British Overseas Still Denied Vote and Yet British Democracy in Terminal Decline!

British citizens resident overseas wanting to vote are still denied such rights after 15 years abroad and yet British democracy is in terminal decline, as Corporate power,  unrepresentative politicians and apathetic voters leave the UK ‘increasingly unstable’, says study. Surely this … Continue reading

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Exporting for Britain could lose you the vote!

If you work abroad and stay too long helping the British economy to grow through important export contracts, you could also lose your national right to vote if you spend more than 15 years overseas, and are not in government service … Continue reading

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Electoral Reform & Overseas Voter Registration

Below is an update on Conservative MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown’s progress in Parliament on 19th June and the important Clause 3 which seeks to remove the 15 year time limit on British overseas voters, to be debated 27th June, 2012. Highlighting the major difficulties with the … Continue reading

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