The Electoral Commission

The independent body which oversees elections and regulates political finance in the UK

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Can I still vote if I move overseas?

British citizens living abroad can vote in UK Parliamentary and European Parliamentary elections but cannot vote in local elections or elections to devolved bodies such as the Scottish Parliament, National Assembly for Wales or Greater London Authority.

British citizens living abroad for more than 15 years are not eligible to register to vote in UK elections.

If you are not sure if you are already registered, contact your local electoral registration office.

You can register to vote any time at