Voting from abroad

How to vote from abroad

You can vote for a period of 15 years after the last year in which your name appeared in an electoral register.

Overseas electors may either appoint a person to vote on their behalf at the polling station, in other words to be a proxy voter, or vote themselves by post. Once an application has been approved, it must be renewed every year. Electoral Services will send overseas electors a reminder form for this purpose.

If you are registered as an overseas elector you will not be able to vote in local elections.

If you need an application form to register as an overseas elector contact Electoral Services and we will send you a copy, or visit the 'About my vote' website for further information and to download an application form.

Last updated: 27/10/2015 17:30