Category Archives: No Voting Rights Time Limit

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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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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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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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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The Votes for Expat Brits Campaign

Erin writing in her EasyExpat.com blog on 4th May, has provided a good overview of our on-going campaign to remove the 15-year-limit on the rights of British overseas citizens to vote in UK national elections. http://easyexpat.blogexpat.com/blog/2012/05/04/the-votes-for-expat-brits-campaign

Posted in EasyExpat Overview, Electoral Commission, European Court of Human Rights, Harry Shindler, Harry Shindler's Human Right to Vote, James Preston Case, Lord Lexden-Overseas Voter Discrimination, No Voting Rights Time Limit, Re-Connecting with British Voters, Voting Rights | 1 Comment

No Time Limit on Expat Voting Rights!

We think that there should be no time limit set on the rights of British expatriates to vote from abroad. Since the mid-1980s when voting rights were first extended to British expats but only initially for up to 5 years non-resident in the … Continue reading

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