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Dual UK/USC voting in UK General Election y/n?

Old Nov 2nd 2019, 3:14 pm
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Default Dual UK/USC voting in UK General Election y/n?

I haven't voted in the UK since I moved to the US 11 years ago. I am a dual US/UK citizen. is it possible to vote in UK general election or is it something that is not advised for USC? I read somewhere that voting in a foreign election is not OK. Part of me thinks that as I have both nationalities I should be able to vote in both countries, but the other side of me realizes I live here and it's not advisable. I think a UK citizen can vote up to 15 years after leaving the UK to live abroad but I am more concerned abut the US govt view of USC voting in foreign elections. Any advice / experience welcome.
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Old Nov 2nd 2019, 3:29 pm
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It's absolutely fine. The Supreme Court ruled back in the 60s that it was unconstitutional for somebody to lose their citizenship for voting in a foreign election.

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Old Nov 2nd 2019, 3:57 pm
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Default Re: Dual UK/USC voting in UK General Election y/n?

You have to be on the electoral register (vulge "voters' roll") Are you ?

https://www.gov.uk/get-on-electoral-register
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Old Nov 2nd 2019, 6:23 pm
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Default Re: Dual UK/USC voting in UK General Election y/n?

Originally Posted by scot47 View Post
You have to be on the electoral register (vulge "voters' roll") Are you ?

https://www.gov.uk/get-on-electoral-register
Will also want a proxy voter.
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Old Nov 3rd 2019, 1:17 pm
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Default Re: Dual UK/USC voting in UK General Election y/n?

As a UKC you are very lucky to still be able to vote in your country's elections. Canada, for one, does not allow a Canadian who is resident in another country and doesn't have a plan to resume Canadian residency within 5 years to vote in Canadian elections, even if they still file and pay Canadian taxes.

Go for it. Your country, your vote counts.
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Old Nov 4th 2019, 1:52 am
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Thanks all. Appreciate the advice.
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Unless you're preparing your career for a potential job that requires any kind of US security clearance, no future issues that I can think of.
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Default Re: Dual UK/USC voting in UK General Election y/n?

Originally Posted by Olly_ View Post
It's absolutely fine. The Supreme Court ruled back in the 60s that it was unconstitutional for somebody to lose their citizenship for voting in a foreign election.
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