Overseas Electors


You can register as an overseas elector if you are a British citizen living overseas, no matter how long ago you left the UK.

Your registration as an overseas elector lasts up to 3 years. You will get a reminder when it’s time to renew.

As an overseas elector you can vote in UK Parliamentary elections only.


Register online to be an overseas elector: www.gov.uk/register-to-vote


You can apply to vote by proxy or post.


Apply online to vote by proxy: www.gov.uk/apply-proxy-vote


Apply online to vote by post: www.gov.uk/apply-postal-vote


If you are considering voting by post it is important to consider the following:


  • Your postal vote pack will be sent out between 12 and 6 working days before polling day.

  • Your completed postal vote pack must arrive at the return address by 10pm on polling day.

  • Postal votes are delivered by Royal Mail in the UK and local mail delivery services internationally. If post is likely to take longer than six working days to reach you and be returned to the UK, a proxy vote may be a better option for you.