Category Archives: Overseas Voters & IER Bill

IER Difficulties Mean British Expats Should Proactively Register to Vote.

Given the difficulties below in identifying individual voters resident in the UK, the challenge is even greater for the Electoral Commission  which is charged with canvassing and encouraging up to some 3 million British citizens (out of the estimated 5 – 6 million living … Continue reading

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British Expats Also Responsible Members of Society

Chloe Smith, the Cabinet Office Minister for Political & Constitutional Reform, quoted in the article below on initial checks of Individual Electoral Registration, said: “If you aren’t on the [electoral] register, you can’t vote, simple as that – but it’s also an important … Continue reading

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Voting Rights: UK-Scots or EU-Brits

Referenda planned on Scottish independence or becoming increasingly likely on UK membership of the European Union (EU), pose some interesting questions on the voting rights of British citizens living in Scotland, the United Kingdom (UK) or within the EU. There … 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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Two Overseas Voting Issues for Lords.

The Electoral Registration & Administration Bill passed through the Commons last week, with the next step scrutiny of the wording and debate in the House of Lords. This could well be as early as next week. In addressing the case of British overseas … 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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