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Voting rights in UK after 15 years

Old Mar 26th 2024, 1:39 am
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I was only asked for the address where I was last registered for voting and it went through easily. Did not have to prove anything. Maybe there are differences according to the office (just like Spain).

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Old Mar 26th 2024, 2:47 am
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I had no proof of where I used to live but instead was able to contact a friend in the UK who completed a declaration confirming I used to live at a UK address, this was for North Somereset, maybe it depends on the local authority what they accept.
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Old Mar 26th 2024, 3:56 am
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The document you posted appears to be the same as the one I was sent but mine included a section about registration attestation and a list of who would be acceptable to make an attestation for you as below.
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Old Mar 26th 2024, 4:28 am
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Thank you for the replies. I am going to write back to them about this. The North Somerset letter is different to mine. It is a bit annoying.
I really cut my ties with the UK when I left. No bank account, no contact with officialdom. I only have family there. A lot less then there was a just a few years ago.
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We are both signed up now for voting. All you need to provide is a letter addressed to you at a past UK address from something official. And old P 60, letter from DWP about your pension, bank/credit card statement etc.

We got an immediate response from the relevant local authority. You do not need to have been on their register previously.

if you have lived at a variety of places over time and have a suitable letter you can effectively choose where you want to vote.
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Old Mar 26th 2024, 11:44 am
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I have successfully registered as an overseas voter, notified by email from my ex-local authority.
Next mail asks me to choose postal or proxy vote. Filling in the postal application online, the form asks for "recently registered UK address"
I haven't lived there for 20 years.

Not sure they've thought this out.
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Old Mar 26th 2024, 6:37 pm
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All that was required in our case was the postcode of our last UK home where were on the Electoral Register, nothing more.

As for expats voting at all, most retain some interest in the UK - the pension triple lock for instance - plus have family there, so their vote does mean something..

For my own whatever the colour part none of the disreputable mendacious shower deserve my support so come the time I shall very likely give my proxy vote to my daughter to use to vote for who she wants.
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Originally Posted by Jakeinaka
I have successfully registered as an overseas voter, notified by email from my ex-local authority.
Next mail asks me to choose postal or proxy vote. Filling in the postal application online, the form asks for "recently registered UK address"
I haven't lived there for 20 years.

Not sure they've thought this out.
I have just done and had accepted my postal vote application. They just asked for the registered address I had last voted from. I don't think fact that was 20 years since for you doesnt matter now they have removed the 15 year limit.
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Old Mar 27th 2024, 4:18 am
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Originally Posted by Jakeinaka
I have successfully registered as an overseas voter, notified by email from my ex-local authority.
Next mail asks me to choose postal or proxy vote. Filling in the postal application online, the form asks for "recently registered UK address"
I haven't lived there for 20 years.

Not sure they've thought this out.
My take on this would be that now you've been accepted as an eligible legitimate voter by your ex-local authority, phase 1 is thumbs-up.

Now for moving to phase 2 we are invited to return to that wondrous adventure park of gov.uk vis-a-vis "d'ya want postal or proxy?" - the "punk" addition is implicit here.

I'm currently on hold due to repeatedly failing the 'pen ink colour' signature test when going for the postal route.

The problem: I don't have a pen with black ink

Hats off to my ex-local authority though, they've been very informative and supportive throughout.
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Originally Posted by Notdunroamin
All that was required in our case was the postcode of our last UK home where were on the Electoral Register, nothing more.

As for expats voting at all, most retain some interest in the UK - the pension triple lock for instance - plus have family there, so their vote does mean something..

For my own whatever the colour part none of the disreputable mendacious shower deserve my support so come the time I shall very likely give my proxy vote to my daughter to use to vote for who she wants.
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My take on this would be that now you've been accepted as an eligible legitimate voter by your ex-local authority, phase 1 is thumbs-up.

Now for moving to phase 2 we are invited to return to that wondrous adventure park of gov.uk vis-a-vis "d'ya want postal or proxy?" - the "punk" addition is implicit here.

I'm currently on hold due to repeatedly failing the 'pen ink colour' signature test when going for the postal route.

The problem: I don't have a pen with black ink

Hats off to my ex-local authority though, they've been very informative and supportive throughout.
I failed the first signature test they just said email another one which I did and that was accepted.





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Some of the professions on the list from Somerset is a bit bizarre. Sorry to say (for example) that not all Funeral directors, nurses or publicans can be trusted/pillars of British society these days.

I have written back to the L.A. I am trying to register with. Part of the replay says this.

They may take 5 working days to answer me. If that is the case that will take me outside the time they have given me to send back confirmation of address. That was given as the 4th April in the original email.
Just wish I could at least vote in the EU elections it has more of a bearing on my life.
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Estate agents are omitted

And Police officer, right...
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Estate agents are omitted

And Police officer, right...
And Tommy Robinson claims to be a journalist.

If I wasn't retired I could mark off three

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Originally Posted by bobd22
I failed the first signature test they just said email another one which I did and that was accepted.
This one appears decidedly odd to me; I have had a 'digitised' signature (albeit one made in blue ink) that I've been using for 20+ years, accepted by just about everyone, y inclus both Swiss and Belgian authorities.

I was damned sure that I'd used it previously for interactions with adventurepark.gov.uk as well in the past but ...

So, some more damn expenditure; wot's wrong with blue ink
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Originally Posted by BuckinghamshireBoy
So, some more damn expenditure; wot's wrong with blue ink
Compulsory here! (Makes sense to me).
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