At the moment, British expats who want to take part in elections back home are required to fill in a registration form and post it to their electoral office in the UK.
(PRWEB UK) 15 November 2013
It has been reported in The Telegraph that a pilot scheme for online registration is currently being worked on. At the moment, British expats who want to take part in elections back home are required to fill in a registration form and post it to their electoral office in the UK. They must then vote either by post or in person. John Waterworth of the Government Digital Service is presently seeking expat volunteers visiting home to help “fine tune the process” during a testing day in Oxford on Tuesday, 17th December.
British expats are permitted to vote in general parliamentary elections and European parliamentary elections for up to 15 years after moving overseas.
Renowned for their comprehensive range of overseas removal services, the team at Interdean are also dedicated to keeping involved with the latest expat news. As such, they were pleased to hear of the online registration scheme; a representative from the firm shares their thoughts on the matter.
“Anything that makes life easier for British expats is a positive thing. We’re looking forward to seeing how quickly this materialises and we would recommend that any expats that may be visiting the UK during the Christmas season consider visiting the testing day to give their input. Volunteers can sign up for the testing days online and is estimated to take around 45 minutes.”
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