Category Archives: Expat Voter Registration

Keep Voting Link with “Brain Drain”

Nine out of ten of the 149,000 British citizens who emigrated from the UK last year were of working age and up to 8000 were pensioners, all adding to the estimated 5 million or more living overseas. Of particular concern … Continue reading

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Overseas Voter Turnout: UK vs USA

For the more insular British politicians who think that they have little to learn from France where overseas voting rights are concerned, some 1 million (40%) out of 2.5 million French overseas citizens have registered to vote , compared with 30,000 … 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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British Expats Out-Voted by French Counterparts.

The link below shows that over 40% of French overseas citizens voted out of more than one million registered in the recent French Presidential Elections of 2012. The UK then compares very badly with only some 30,000 British overseas citizens registered to … Continue reading

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More Representation Encourages More Overseas Voters

What happens when expatriates get the Vote – that is to say – Representation?   Is it so extraordinary that the Americans are following the French elections as they affect French residents abroad?  Bloomberg News  reports it in the link … Continue reading

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Global British Representation

In its 2010 report Global Brit: Making the most of the British Diaspora the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) challenges what it calls “some of the rather lazy and rather offensive assumptions that still exist about the nature and outlook ” … Continue reading

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Older Voters More Impacted by 15-Year-Limit on their Voting Rights

British political parties usually take good care of the older generation with 94% of those aged 65 or more registered to vote, compared e.g. with only 56% of 19-24 year olds, hence the recent furore over the “Granny tax” in … Continue reading

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Internet Voting for French Expats

The French are showing much more interest than the British in the voting rights of their own expats: Expat French get Internet vote for first time Published: 11 Feb 2012 06:38 GMT+1 (from the Riviera Reporter)   French citizens will … Continue reading

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Neglect of Under-Registration of Military and Overseas Voters

In the Opposition day Debate of Monday 16th January on Individual Electoral Registration, Stewart Jackson (MP for Peterborough) in the extract of his speech below, took issue with the under-registration over many years of military and overseas voters, who are … Continue reading

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Discrimination Issue of Overseas Voters in Lords’ Debate on Electoral Registration.

Click on this video link  to the January 12th, 2012 debate in the House of Lords on Electoral Registration in which the issue of the 15-year-limit discrimination against overseas voters was raised, as well as the ineffectiveness of the postal voting system which … Continue reading

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