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Voting in the UK general election

Old Jul 16th 2004, 12:36 pm
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Any idea who i should contact in the UK to register to be able to vote in the next general election?

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Old Jul 16th 2004, 12:38 pm
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Originally posted by Muswell Hill
Any idea who i should contact in the UK to register to be able to vote in the next general election?

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Yes, contact the local council of your last known address in the UK.
They will send you a vote by post/vote by proxy form to fill out.

it's very simple.
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Old Jul 16th 2004, 12:40 pm
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Originally posted by Muswell Hill
Any idea who i should contact in the UK to register to be able to vote in the next general election?

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You should contact the British borough where you last lived and paid property tax and ask for the paperwork to register as an overseas voter. I did that recently and the London Borough of Camden sent me the appropriate forms in the mail.

Part of the form asks for a countersignature from a British person in the country which you reside.
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Old Jul 16th 2004, 2:16 pm
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The form I got was not very simple at all. It had to be signed by a UK citizen who holds a UK passport and is not living in the UK. It's stupid!
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Old Jul 16th 2004, 8:13 pm
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Originally posted by Duncan Roberts
The form I got was not very simple at all. It had to be signed by a UK citizen who holds a UK passport and is not living in the UK. It's stupid!
I agree. What if you end up in a small town where you're the only British expat? Fortunately, I happen to know another Brit here in Hilton Head, and am now registered to vote, but that was pure luck.
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