Tag Archives: European Elections

British Expatriates Difficult to Target

Page 8 of this Report by the Electoral Commission on the May 2014 European & Local Elections in England and Northern Ireland , shows that British expatriates are a particularly difficult audience to target. Shouldn’t you as a British citizen … Continue reading

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British expats: did you know you can vote in the European Parliamentary elections?

This is a guest blog post from: Samantha Mills, Head of Campaigns at the Electoral Commission. Guest blog – Samantha Mills (1) Remember British expats: the deadline to register in the UK to vote in the 2014 European elections as … Continue reading

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Harry Shindler Endorses Electoral Commission’s Overseas Voter Registration Campaign

Veteran, overseas-voting-rights campaigner Harry Shindler fully supports and endorses The Electoral Commission’s campaign , encouraging all British citizens now living in the other 27 EU member state countries to register and vote in next month’s European Parliament Elections:  “We British expat citizens, more than any other British citizens, … 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

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Electoral Commission – European Elections 2014 Briefing Note

 The UK’s Electoral Commission is keen that parties, organisations and individuals who have an interest in encouraging participation in voting, have this briefing note information (see below) so they can use it to inform their planning ahead of the elections in 2014. … Continue reading

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