New law for British citizens living abroad to register to vote in UK general elections

New law - A new law has made it possible for British citizens living abroad to register to vote in UK general elections, regardless of how long they’ve been living outside the UK. With the previous 15-year time limit removed the British Embassy in Paris is calling on British residents living in France to check if they are eligible. The Commission is the independent and impartial organisation that oversees elections in the UK. Those who have previously lived in or been registered to vote in the UK now have the right to vote in UK parliament elections. They can register online at https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote and will need to confirm their personal information every three years. Anyone on a UK electoral register is also considered a permissible donor to UK political parties and campaigners.

Applicants will need to provide details of the address and time they were last registered or resident. Local authorities must be able to verify an applicant’s identity and past connection to the area.

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