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  1. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    I've been planning to live in Spain for over a year. Selling my apartment now and getting the documents together will be the last step. Yesterday I read that Catalonia will hold a vote for independence in October. I'm wondering if folks who live there have any concerns about this. Since my plan...
  2. Articles: Europe
    British expats look set to win the right to vote in UK elections regardless of how long they have lived abroad in a move that has been widely welcomed. Currently British expats who move abroad can vote only if they have lived overseas for less than 15 years. After that they are disenfranchised...
  3. Articles: Europe
    An amendment that would have given long term British expats the ability to vote in the UK’s referendum on the country’s future in the European Union has been defeated. Currently expats who have lived abroad for more than 15 years cannot vote in British elections, but there has been a major...
  4. Articles: Americas
    More than a million Canadian expats will not be able to vote in the country’s general election next month after a court overturned a challenge that would have allowed them to do so. A legal challenge by two expats who had lived in the United States meant that the 1.4 million Canadian citizens...
  5. Articles: Europe
    British expats who have lived abroad for 15 years or more look set to get a vote in UK elections and it is estimated this could see an extra million people able to take part. Currently, British expats lose the right to vote after 15 years, but various groups have campaigned for decades for this...
  6. Articles: Americas
    Expat Americans have revealed they don’t feel well-represented by the US government, but many do not bother to vote in elections even if they can do so, research has found. There are an estimated 7.6 million Americans living abroad but a poll has found that only 58% of them voted in the last...
  7. Articles: Europe
    British expats are being reminded that there is still time to register to vote in the UK’s forthcoming general elections. The registration deadline is Monday 20 April and the UK Electoral Commission said it is important for any UK citizen overseas that wishes to register for a postal vote to do...
  8. Articles: Europe
    Hundreds of thousands of British expats could find themselves with the right to vote in UK elections after a pledge from the UK’s Conservative Party. The party, which currently governs in a coalition with the Liberal Democrats, has promised to end the controversial 15 year rule that means those...
  9. Articles: Europe
    Expats in the European Union could retain their right to vote in their home country after the European Commission issued new guidance to member states that currently have rules preventing their citizens from voting in national or regional elections because they live in another EU country. At...
  10. Articles: Europe
    Expats living in France who are eligible to vote in what are being described as crucial local elections in 2014 have until the end of December to register their right to do so. The local elections in France promise to be hard fought battles and expats, or at least those from the European...
  11. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    The municipal elections are upcoming in a few months. I was wondering, as EU citizens have the right of voting in municipal elections in the other EU state they reside in, do you just have to walk into the voting office, show your NIE and empadronamiento as proof of residence and then vote? Or...
  12. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hello fellow US expats! Just wanted to check in and see if you are all registered to vote in the upcoming US presidential election. Registration deadlines and deadlines for ordering absentee ballots are coming up, so if you have any questions or need help making arrangements, please let me know...
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