Category Archives: Electoral Commission

Overseas Voting Campaign hits 100,000 target and exceeds it…but!

The expat voting campaign has hit its target of 100,000 registered overseas voters and indeed comfortably exceeded it , but……. The Electoral Commission has now confirmed that the number of overseas British citizens who applied to register to vote in … Continue reading

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One Last Push for 100,000 Registered Overseas Voters!

British expats: Help to push the number of registered overseas voters over the 100,000 threshold. After yesterday’s TV debate, this morning the leaders of the seven main UK parties have urged people to register to vote before the deadline this … Continue reading

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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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Deadlines for Overseas Voter Registration: 20th, 21st & 28th April, 2015

The more overseas voters at the 7th May General Election, the more pressure there will be on the next government to extend the right to vote to those many Britons abroad disenfranchised by the 15-year-rule. Make sure that you are … 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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Brexit Impacts 2 Million Expat Brits as well!

Two million UK citizens working abroad could become illegal immigrants overnight if Britain were to leave the European Union , former attorney general Dominic Grieve has warned in this Guardian article. Presumably the extract below from  his article refers to the … Continue reading

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Impact of Brexit good reason to vote?

From the standpoint of repealing the 15-year-rule for expats, the impact of a Brexit should provide a clear example (certainly for those resident within the EU) of the importance of British citizens not already excluded by this rule to make sure that they do register and vote in the 7th May, 2015 general … Continue reading

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