Tuesday deadline for UK expat voter registration
Peter Vinthagen Simpson · 19 Apr 2010, 13:49
Published: 19 Apr 2010 13:49 GMT+02:00
This is the deadline for post and proxy votes in the election which will be held on May 6th.
Of the 5.5 million Brits living overseas only 13,987 are registered to vote according to the latest figures from the Electoral Commission published in December 2009, amounting to less than 0.25 percent.
The commission has in recent months launched an advertising campaign to encourage more Brits registered overseas to vote in a process that has been criticised in some quarters for being complicated and time-consuming.