Your voting rights from abroad

Your voting rights today

British citizens who have   lived overseas for 15 years or less  can register to vote online now .

To avoid postal delays from abroad - we recommend you appoint a proxy in the UK to vote on your behalf.

Your proxy can live anywhere in the UK as they are allowed to vote for you by post.

See here for more information about applying for a proxy vote when you register. 

From 16 January 2024 

The Elections Act has removed the 15 year limit on voting rights for an estimated 3.5 million Brits living abroad

 The new system is due to be available for registrations from the 16 January 2024

Other important changes affecting overseas voters will include 

If you have any queries about your voting rights or the new legislation, please email our team on