Register as an overseas voter

Friday, February 20, 2015

Register as an overseas voter

10 things you need to know about registering as an overseas voter

  1. British nationals who have been registered to vote in the UK within the last 15 years can register as an overseas elector.
  2. You can register online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. This means that it is easier than before to register from wherever you are.
  3. If you're not registered you can't vote at the General Election in May 2015.
  4. Approximately 5.5 million British nationals live overseas. But there are currently fewer than 20,000 people registered as overseas electors.
  5. The registration deadline for the 2015 UK Parliamentary General Election is Monday 20 April 2015. But remember to register as far in advance of this as you can.
  6. You can choose how you wish to vote. You can vote by post, by proxy or even in person at your polling station.
  7. If you don't want to register online, you can still download paper forms. But remember to return your completed form as far in advance of the deadline as possible.
  8. Overseas Voter Registration Day is on Thursday 5 February 2015 - take five minutes to visit the online registration site and let others know too!
  9. Lots of people who live overseas might not even know that they may be able to take part. Pass the message on!
  10. Your vote matters! #passthemessageon #expat #yourvotematters
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