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Those who left UK in the last 15 years may vote in the UK General Election – 774/2019

By October 30, 2019 No Comments

In the run-up to the General Election in UK, HM Government of Gibraltar wishes it to be known that people who have moved to Gibraltar from UK in the last 15 years can register to vote in UK as an overseas voter as long as they are a British or eligible Irish citizen and were registered to vote in the UK within the previous 15 years.  In some cases, it may be possible for someone to vote if they were too young to have registered when they left the UK.  Those people who wish to vote in England, Scotland or Wales, should register to vote in the normal way.  Anyone who wishes to vote in Northern Ireland, needs to register by post.

Once someone is registered as an overseas voter, they can vote in UK Parliament and European Parliament elections.  They can vote either by post or by proxy and they will be asked to make this choice when they register. The local authority where someone is registered as an overseas voter will send them a postal or proxy vote application form by email or post. In Northern Ireland, it is not possible to vote by post.

Those serving with the Armed Forces should register to vote using the Armed Forces Registration Service.

More information is available at https://www.gov.uk/voting-when-abroad