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How many of you are voting in the UK election?

Old Apr 10th 2010, 2:46 pm
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Originally Posted by lynnxa
you do lose your right after 15 years of leaving the country


of course they have know that have actually left
Que?
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Old Apr 10th 2010, 2:55 pm
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Originally Posted by expatasia
Que?
ok so i missed a word out

of course they have know that you have actually left
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Originally Posted by lynnxa
ok so i missed a word out

of course they have know that you have actually left
how do they know?
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Old Apr 10th 2010, 2:58 pm
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Default Re: How many of you are voting in the UK election?

Originally Posted by expatasia
how do they know?
well some people tell them

& I suppose that if you stop claiming things like child benefit

or paying tax & so on


they might just notice.........................
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Old Apr 10th 2010, 3:06 pm
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Originally Posted by lynnxa
well some people tell them

& I suppose that if you stop claiming things like child benefit

or paying tax & so on


they might just notice.........................
I'll take your word for it. My old man told 'em a while back that he's the only one living at the address. Yet I'm still registered. Not that it matters that much.

Btw are there any elections you can vote in over there? Here I pay income tax & local ward tax yet cannot vote in any local/national elections.
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Old Apr 10th 2010, 6:16 pm
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Default Re: How many of you are voting in the UK election?

Originally Posted by expatasia
I'll take your word for it. My old man told 'em a while back that he's the only one living at the address. Yet I'm still registered. Not that it matters that much.

Btw are there any elections you can vote in over there? Here I pay income tax & local ward tax yet cannot vote in any local/national elections.
we can vote in local & European elections


as long as they know we're here & we're registered to vote




Spoiler:
in other words if we've signed the resident's register, gone on the padron & registered to vote - as so many don't
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Old Apr 10th 2010, 6:26 pm
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Originally Posted by lynnxa
we can vote in local & European elections


as long as they know we're here & we're registered to vote




Spoiler:
in other words if we've signed the resident's register, gone on the padron & registered to vote - as so many don't
You must sign on the Padron and make sure your name is on the electorial roll.
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Old Apr 10th 2010, 6:30 pm
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Default Re: How many of you are voting in the UK election?

Im not going to , im feed up with all there cow dung. Im in spain at the mo , when i go home i'll lots of crap through the door i'll not read. Think i've only voted 2x in my life. I don't like my name against a number so they now who ive voted for.
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Old Apr 10th 2010, 6:51 pm
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Does it really make any difference ..... they are ALL a bunch of crackpots, in it for themselves
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Old Apr 11th 2010, 6:26 am
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Originally Posted by John & Kath
You must sign on the Padron and make sure your name is on the electorial roll.
that's what the spoiler says
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Old Apr 11th 2010, 8:17 am
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Default Re: How many of you are voting in the UK election?

We are registered as non-resident Voters in the UK and our son, who is our proxy, will vote on our behalf in the General Election.

If we happened to be in the UK at that time, we could vote in person.

We can vote in Parliamentary and European elections in the UK and in Spain we can vote in the Council ones (we did not register for the Europeans in Spain).
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You should vote, insist on voting and be able to vote...
where you live!
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Old Apr 11th 2010, 1:00 pm
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Default Re: How many of you are voting in the UK election?

Originally Posted by Lenox
You should vote, insist on voting and be able to vote...
where you live!

I disagree. I don't want non-UK citizens voting in the UK, fine if they take on UK citizenship. Equally, unless you take on Spanish citizenship I don't see that you should be allowed to take part in choosing the Spanish government. It's not a case of just taxes and spending, the government may need to call on its citizens to fight in times of war. If you've not taken on citizenship you're not showing 100% commitment to that country.
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Old Apr 11th 2010, 1:03 pm
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Default Re: How many of you are voting in the UK election?

I deffo will vote as I feel this is probably one of the most important votes in the history of this great nation.

Don't wish to ram my view's down anyone throats on here, as this isn't a political forum. However, I have a strong vested interest in the Armed Forces, which I feel have been very poorly served recently, also add to that infringments on civil lilberties, criminilisation of the masses............ I could go on, but won't, as this isn't the place.

I can understand some people feeling their so disilusioned, they can't be bothered. But I feel they should, as if you don't, you relinquish the right to protest if you get a Government you don't agree with.

Re the not counting people who leave the country, has that not been done away with ?

Don't expats get the chance to cast their votes early in order to beat postal delays etc ?
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Old Apr 11th 2010, 1:16 pm
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Default Re: How many of you are voting in the UK election?

Originally Posted by savateur
I deffo will vote as I feel this is probably one of the most important votes in the history of this great nation.

Don't wish to ram my view's down anyone throats on here, as this isn't a political forum. However, I have a strong vested interest in the Armed Forces, which I feel have been very poorly served recently, also add to that infringments on civil lilberties, criminilisation of the masses............ I could go on, but won't, as this isn't the place.

I can understand some people feeling their so disilusioned, they can't be bothered. But I feel they should, as if you don't, you relinquish the right to protest if you get a Government you don't agree with.

Re the not counting people who leave the country, has that not been done away with ?

Don't expats get the chance to cast their votes early in order to beat postal delays etc ?
I left that country because of the way it was getting dragged down. If I get the chance to vote for someone who might change it and make it a bit better (Surely nobody could do a worse job than those that rule at the minute) then I'll be blowed if I won't try my hardest to get a vote in there somehow. Maybe I won't ever live there again but I have a lot of friends and family that do and I would only want what's best for them.
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