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Overseas Voters

Postby Carolina » Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:13 pm

Many of us Britons living in the EU27 are disenfranchised because of the 15 year rule, but there are also many who have lived in Europe for less than 15 years.

If this is you, make sure you are registered to vote!

And remember, you have to renew your registration *every year* as an overseas voter.

https://www.yourvotematters.co.uk/can-i-vote/overseas

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Re: Overseas Voters

Postby Yin&Yang » Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:51 pm

Thank you Carolina. We are registered and I just wanted to add how easy it is. It can all be done online.
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Re: Overseas Voters

Postby Carolina » Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:07 pm

Britons overseas urged to register for proxy not postal votes
With a UK election likely to be called with minimum notice proxy votes are best option, say officials.
https://www.gov.uk/apply-vote-proxy


www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/sep/1 ... stal-votes

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Re: Overseas Voters

Postby Kamisiana » Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:37 pm

Registered locked and loaded :wink:

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Re: Overseas Voters

Postby GlennB » Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:04 pm

Yep, cheers, we're switching to proxy after our postal votes arrived very late last time.

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Greek Government website for UK citizens re Brexit

Postby Kookla » Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:18 am

Yesterday I was looking at government websites to find out how I vote, in the likelihood of a general election. I am registered to vote in the UK, but reside on Crete. If there is a general election ‘before Christmas’ - in quotes as I have just read this in a British newspaper.

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Re: Greek Government website for UK citizens re Brexit

Postby Yin&Yang » Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:50 am

We are registered to vote and we receive our voting papers here by post. They take a while to arrive so you have to be pretty quick in returning them. Or you can ask for a proxy vote. You probably saw this when you checked the Government website on Tuesday?
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Re: Greek Government website for UK citizens re Brexit

Postby Kookla » Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:06 pm

Good to know Yin&Yang. Perhaps I should look into a postal vote too. X

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Re: Greek Government website for UK citizens re Brexit

Postby altohb » Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:26 pm

Kookla wrote:Good to know Yin&Yang. Perhaps I should look into a postal vote too. X


May I make a suggestion, as I know from experience that postal vote papers don't always arrive in time.

Contact the secretary of the party you wish to vote for in your constituency, and ask them to find someone who would be willing to act as your proxy, if you don't have a friend or family member who can do this for you. We've just done this, and feel happy now that our votes will be made as we wish, and will be counted.

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Re: Greek Government website for UK citizens re Brexit

Postby Kookla » Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:08 am

Thanks altohb- great idea. I was debating between the two. I could also have asked my brother to do a postal vote for me in the UK, as he lives in a different area. This idea though, would certainly give peace of mind. X

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Re: Greek Government website for UK citizens re Brexit

Postby GlennB » Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:32 am

You can even have a postal proxy. Our proxy gets a postal vote on our behalf, as she lives a long way from our constituency. There's much less chance of a delay with the post that way.

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Re: Greek Government website for UK citizens re Brexit

Postby Yin&Yang » Fri Oct 25, 2019 4:20 pm

GlennB, I have downloaded the form for my husband I to apply to have a proxy vote on our behalf but I can’t find the relevant form for the proxy to make an application to make a postal vote on our behalf; can you or anyone point me in the right direction please?
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Re: Greek Government website for UK citizens re Brexit

Postby altohb » Fri Oct 25, 2019 4:46 pm

https://www.gov.uk/voting-in-the-uk#postal-voting is what you need, I think. When I did ours I sent the proxy form to our local authority. They then informed the proxy that it was set up, and the proxy applied for the postal vote.

Hope that helps.

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Re: Greek Government website for UK citizens re Brexit

Postby Yin&Yang » Fri Oct 25, 2019 4:49 pm

Thank you, that’s the page I got to but I couldn’t find the correct form, none of them seemed the right one. Do you know which one you used :)
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Re: Greek Government website for UK citizens re Brexit

Postby paul g » Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:19 pm

So it could be a case of "vote early for Christmas"


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