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British expatriates - It’s your vote, don’t lose it

This world location news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Encouraging British citizens living overseas to register to vote in the European Parliamentary elections on Thursday 22nd May.

With just a few months to go before the European Parliamentary elections on Thursday 22nd May, the Electoral Commission has launched an international campaign to encourage British citizens living overseas to register to vote. Every British citizen who has been registered to vote in the UK within the last 15 years is eligible to vote in UK Parliamentary general elections and European Parliamentary elections. Those who were too young to register when they left the UK can still register as an overseas voter as long as their parent or guardian was registered to vote in the UK in the last 15 years. Expats are being urged to visit About my Vote where they need to download, fill in and return a registration form by Tuesday 6th May if they wish to exercise their right to vote.