Category Archives: Younger Generation Voters

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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The Hard-Won-Easily-Lost Right to Vote.

The historically, hard-won right to vote in a democratic British society was not willingly conceded by the political class at the time, but equally can still be rather easily lost again through political calculation or neglect e.g. as in the case of the … Continue reading

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British Diaspora is a National Resource.

Why doesn’t the British government show more interest, compared with other countries such as the US, in retaining links with its citizens moving overseas? One illustration of this is that after 15 years away,  British citizens living overseas automatically lose their … Continue reading

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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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Case for Improving Overseas Registration & Voting Procedures.

France’s recent presidential and legislative elections provide some interesting insights to overseas voting practices. Despite over 1 million registered French overseas voters compared with 30,000 for their British counterparts, only some 3600 French citizens voted by post (the only option … Continue reading

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Most Countries Operate a System of IER but not the UK!

Most democratic countries today operate a system of Individual Electoral Registration (IER) rather than the Household Electoral Registration (HER) still employed in the UK (see lines 7 – 8, page 3 of the article by Toby S James on “Introducing … Continue reading

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IER for Overseas Voters

One reason why registration rates for overseas voters are so low is illustrated by research below into Individual Electoral Registration (IER). A change to IER from their former and compulsary Householder Electoral Registration (HER), is already required of British citizens moving  abroad to … Continue reading

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