If you are a UK citizen living abroad, you can register to vote for Parliamentary General Elections if you have been registered to vote in the UK in the last 15 years. As part of your application you will be asked the address where you were last registered to vote and it will be in that area where your vote will be counted. You will need your passport details to register and will need to renew your application annually.
Once registered, you will also need to complete a form to let us know how you wish to vote.
Voting by proxy
Voting by proxy means that you can appoint someone else to vote on your behalf. Your proxy can either vote at the polling station where you would have had to vote yourself or they can apply for a postal proxy vote. As an overseas elector we would advise that you apply to vote by proxy if possible. The deadline for applications is 5pm, six working days before election day.
If your appointed proxy would like to vote on your behalf by post, they can apply for a postal proxy vote. The appointed proxy will need to contact us on 023 8068 8000 or email email@example.com to set this up.
Voting by post
You can also apply to vote by post however as we follow strict deadlines, and with variations in the time is takes for mail to arrive from overseas, these deadlines could be missed. We therefore strongly advise you to apply to vote by proxy.