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Overseas electors

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Overseas electors

On 16 January 2024 changes will be introduced to overseas electors which will mean that:

  • there will no longer be a 15 year limit on voting rights
  • people living overseas can now register to vote in the UK no matter how long ago they left or were last registered to vote in the UK
  • overseas declarations are now valid for three years, lasting until 1 November in the third year after it takes effect, for example, if your declaration takes effect on 1 March 2024, it will expire on 1 November 2026
  • people living overseas can now register online.

This means that British citizens will now be able to vote in UK parliamentary elections, no matter how long they have been away from the UK. They will need to have previously lived, or been registered to vote, in the UK.

How to register

You can register on the government website and will need to confirm your personal information every three years.

Who cannot register

Commonwealth and the Republic of Ireland citizens cannot register as an Overseas Elector.

If you are already registered as an overseas elector in Camden and reapply your application will be rejected as your registration will continue under the renewal process.