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Voting in UK General Election

Post by The Original Relaxed on Thu Feb 19, 2015 7:17 pm

I've just come across a UK Electoral Commission campaign which tells me that UK people living in Italy are able to register online  to vote in the UK General election (and, presumably, in any forthcoming referendum concerning the UK remaining in the EC).


To qualify you must have been registered to vote in the UK within the last fifteen years. The closing date for online registration 20 April 2015

Overseas voters can choose how they want to vote. They can vote either by post, by proxy or even in person (if they will be in their constituency on polling day) 

  • The deadline to register to vote is midnight on Monday 20 April 2015. Overseas voters should register as far in advance of this as possible. 

  • The deadline for applications for postal votes is 5pm on Tuesday 21 April 2015. Overseas voters should apply as far in advance of this as possible.

  • The deadline for applications for proxy votes is 5pm on Tuesday 28 April 2015. Overseas voters should apply as far in advance of this as possible.



The site to go to in order to register is https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
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Re: Voting in UK General Election

Post by Flip on Thu Feb 19, 2015 9:33 pm

Lax the postal Vote is a laugh as they only post it out to you 2 or 3 days before the election and it must be returned by close of play on Election day.... no chance then.
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Re: Voting in UK General Election

Post by Admin on Fri Feb 20, 2015 10:56 am

I agree with Flip - that is what happened to me the one time I tried.
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Re: Voting in UK General Election

Post by stevegwmonkseaton on Fri Feb 20, 2015 1:28 pm

Thanks Lax, it at least also points to the use of a proxy vote, which is an option. I'm sure in this day and age it will become more of an issue if what Flip and Admin have said is universally the case.

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