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.
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
Changing the qualification rules for where you can vote to the last constituency of registration or residence
Increasing the renewal of registration period from 1 to 3 years