UK ELECTIONS: Cast That Vote, Never Has It Been More Important

YOU CAN vote by post or proxy, if you’re eligible. You’ll be asked to make this choice when you register.

You can register as an overseas voter for up to 15 years after leaving the UK, as long as:

  • You’re a British or eligible Irish citizen
  • You were registered to vote in the UK within the previous 15 years (or, in some cases, if you were too young to have registered when you left the UK)

Steps to take if you’re registered as an overseas voter

You’ll then need to apply by filling in and posting one of the following:

  1. The paper form to apply for a postal vote
  2. The paper form to apply for a proxy vote

You can also ask for it to be emailed or posted to you when you register online.

If you want to vote by proxy in the General Election, apply by 5pm on 4 December.

If you want to vote by post, apply by 5pm on 26 November to get your postal voting pack at your overseas address. Your postal vote must then arrive at your Electoral Office in the UK by 10pm on 12 December.

You can vote in UK Parliament and European Parliament elections. You may be able to vote in referendums. Each referendum has different rules on who can vote in it.

For more information visit: Voting if you move or live abroad (GOV.UK)


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Cristina Hodgson

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