How British Expats Can Vote In The Election

British expats 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 the June general election.

Register by 22 May to vote in the general election on 8 June. You don’t need to register again if you’ve already registered.

You can register online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. You will need your national insurance number and passport. If you don’t want to register online, you can still download paper forms. But remember to return your completed form as far in advance of the deadline as possible.

You can choose how you wish to vote. You can vote by post, by proxy (voting by appointing someone you trust to vote on your behalf) or even in person at your polling station.

The 15-year limit still applies even though it was previously announced the government would scrap this rule. The changes which have not been enacted would give all eligible British citizens who have lived in the UK a lifelong right to vote in parliamentary elections. It would mean all eligible overseas electors are able to register to vote in the constituency of their last UK address.