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Category Archives: Why Low Expat Voting Rates
UK has 7% of its Brits Abroad – Why disenfranchise them?
The Mail Online article below reveals that the UK has the 8th highest expat rate in the world with 7% (4.5 million) of the British population living abroad and the top three destinations Australia (1.2 million), the US (700,000) and … Continue reading
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Financial Reasons for British Expats Registering to Vote
The British government can freely float ideas on increasing the financial burden on its estimated 5 million expatriate citizens when so few are actually registered to vote. Shouldn’t you make sure that you will at least make your voice heard … Continue reading
Posted in +5 million British Expats Abroad, All EU Brits Need Voice, Electoral Commission, Expat Voters Difficult to Target, Expats Difficult Target, Financial reasons for voting, Voting Rights, Why bother to vote, Why Expat Brits don't vote?, Why Low Expat Voting Rates Tagged 15-year-rule, 2015 General Election, British expatriates, voter registration 13 Comments
Australia, US, Canada, Spain, France grant full overseas voting rights.
The purpose of the briefing note below by CReAM (Centre for Research & Analysis of Migration), is to inform the UK’s national discussion about immigration. Immigration is a key issue not only for British citizens in the UK but also concerns British expatriate … Continue reading
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Improving Voting Turnout by British Expatriates
The report below by the Cross-Party Group On Overseas Voters examines how, within the current 15-year-limit on their voting rights, British citizens living abroad can be enabled to register and vote in UK elections more easily and in greater numbers: MAKING VOTES COUNT: … Continue reading
Why British Expatriates also don’t Vote?
With falling voter turnout such a cause for concern in the UK (only 31% in the 2013 local elections and 65.1% in the 2010 general election, the latter compared with +75% in 1964), why does the political establishment continue to … Continue reading
British Expats are “Spectators to Democracy”
As British expatriates are we fairly represented in Westminster? The answer must be no given the historically low turnout rates (a maximum of only some 30,000 registered to vote out of 5 – 6 million), and political disenfranchisement anyway after … Continue reading
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Why Low Expat Voting Rates
This comment below just received from Linda Stubbings who lives in Spain with her husband, a retired police officer, gives a good indication as to why a lot of British expatriates find it almost impossible to vote. It also presents … Continue reading
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