Category Archives: Electoral Commission

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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Registered Overseas Voter ? Make sure you also have an Absent Vote!

Once registered as an overseas voter on https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote , it is essential that you also 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 are provided below. … Continue reading

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Friday 6 March 2015 Deadline for Overseas Voters (15 Year Rule) Bill

Jane Golding of our Votes for Expat Brits campaign team has prepared the important message below for all friends of the campaign today to make a last push re. the 2nd reading this week of The Overseas Voters (15 Year Rule) Bill. With … 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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One Million Missing Voters but Where are the British Expats?

In a speech today at Sheffield Hallam University Labour Party leader Ed Miliband is launching a voter registration drive. He is claiming that following the introduction of Individual Electoral Registration (IER), resulting in universities and colleges no longer block-registering their students, those in government “are … Continue reading

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Only Westminster can change the statutory rules concerning the democratic franchise

In an interesting parallel with the legal position concerning the current 15-year-law which removes the national right to vote for British citizens after 15 years abroad, the law report below from The Times of December 30, 2014 describes why the statutory … Continue reading

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