As of January 2024, the previous 15 year limit on voting rights for those outside of the UK has been removed.

This means that all overseas British citizens who have at any point been on the electoral register or resident in the UK can vote in general elections!

How do I register?

The process is quick and easy, and can be carried out online here. You will need your National Insurance number or passport to prove your identity, and may need to supply documentary evidence of your last address in the UK. This can be a council tax bill, TV license letter, bank statement, etc.

How can I vote?

Overseas voters can send their ballot via post, use a proxy to vote on their behalf, or vote in person during a visit to the UK

Given the issues and delays associated with postal votes, Labour International recommends the use of proxies. Don’t have a proxy voter you can use? Contact us at, and we will match you with one!

Why should I vote?

Even when we have been away from the country for many years, Labour International members, and all other overseas citizens, maintain personal, financial, and emotional ties to the UK. We are directly affected by many elements of government policy, despite our distance, and most of us have friends and family who are having to deal with the impact of the disastrous Conservative attempt at government. Potential overseas voters care deeply about the UK, and it is only right that they have their say in its future.


Contact us at, and we’ll be happy to help in any way we can!

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