UK nationals living in Saudi Arabia can take part in the forthcoming referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union
The vote is due to take place by 31 December 2017 and, although the exact date is not yet known, you can already register to vote.
To register as an overseas voter you must have been registered to vote in the UK in the last 15 years. You will need to know your National Insurance number and date of birth, and have your passport to hand. If you don’t have a National Insurance number you can still register, but you may have to supply more information to show who you are.
If you were too young when you left the UK to have been registered to vote, you can still register as an overseas voter if your parents (or guardians) were registered in the UK in the last 15 years.
Register online to vote at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote - it takes less than five minutes.
The sooner you get registered to vote, the more time you will have to arrange for a method of absent voting.
You can vote in one of three ways:
By proxy (you designate someone you trust in the UK to vote on your behalf)
In person at a polling station in your constituency
It should be easier to vote by post for this referendum than for previous elections as the timetable for postal votes has been extended to allow postal votes to be sent out well in advance of polling day, giving you more time to receive, complete, and return your ballot pack to the UK.