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UK citizens living overseas: register to vote

It is now easier to register to vote from overseas as you can go online to register.

UK citizens living overseas: register to vote
Are you a UK citizen living abroad? Register to vote

Are you a UK citizen living overseas? Did you know you may still be able to vote in UK elections and referendums?

UK nationals who have been registered to vote in the UK within the last 15 years can register as an overseas elector, to be able to vote in UK Parliamentary General Elections, UK-wide Referendums and European Parliamentary Elections.

At the 2015 General Election, there were almost 106,000 overseas electors on the register, three times the number that were on the register ahead of the previous general election in 2010 and the highest number of overseas voters registered ever!

You can apply to register to vote in five minutes at Register to Vote.

With the date of the referendum as yet unknown, it is best to register sooner rather than later so you can be sure you’re registered in time. It is important to remember that if you are not registered, you cannot vote in the referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union when it takes place.

Published 15 February 2016