A landmark judgement was made recently that allows British Citizens in Europe (EU Britizens) a vote in elections. Some 3.8 million people are affected by this decision which could have easily swung the Brexit referendum away from the tragedy of Brexit. Grateful thanks to Julien Fouchet, Grazia Valentino-Boschi and Alice Boulliez who have pursued this case relentlessly over an extended period. This from Gina Miller explains what you need to do about the opportunity.
The 2024 general election represents a real opportunity to create a movement that gives people a positive political choice including all Brits abroad.
If you are living abroad, irrespective of length of time, you are now able to register to vote in the 2024 General Election. It is more important than ever that you use this opportunity to vote, make your voice heard and ensure your interests, values and beliefs are represented.
If you’ve got all the information needed to hand, you can register in under 10 minutes! Read on:
In order to be eligible to register as an overseas voter for the general election you will need to:
- Be a British, Irish or qualifying Commonwealth citizen.
- Have been previously registered to vote in the UK and/or previously resident in the UK.
More information about eligibility can be found here.
What you need to register
To register you will need:
Proof of ID: you will need your date of birth and your National Insurance number, you may also need to give details of a current or expired British passport. If you have lost your NI number, you can search for it here.
The last UK address where you were registered to vote, or the last UK address at which you resided (if you were not registered to vote in the UK before you left). STOP PRESS : Grazia tells me that there is no need for proof of address from those who’ve already registered so it’s even easier!!
You may need to provide additional evidence to support your application if your identity/address cannot be verified. Your registration will last for 3 years before needing to be renewed.
How to register
You can register online on the GOV.UK website. If you have all the information to hand this should take under 10 minutes. You can also apply by post.
You will need to apply for a postal or proxy vote separately once your registration has been processed. You can do this online or by post.
Already registered to vote or have friends/family who live outside the UK? Please share this with them!
Also ask them to support the True & Fair Party who have a clear policy of re-joining the EU, and a powerful, passionate advocate in Gina Miller.
Find out more about Make Votes Matter here.