If you are a UK National and you have lived overseas for less than 15 years please read this import message now.

UK Citizens living overseas - Deadline to Register to vote - 16th May 2016


We have been requested by the British Embassy in Lisbon to remind those eligible to vote in the forthcoming EU Referendum and living overseas that there is only a few days left to register to vote.

The EU Referendum on whether the UK should remain in or leave the EU will take place on 23rd June 2016. This is a vitally important day in determining the countries future, and therefore people are encouraged to vote.

UK nationals who have been registered to vote in the UK within the last 15 years can register as an overseas elector, to be able to vote in UK Parliamentary General Elections, UK-wide referenda, and European Parliamentary elections. If you have not been registered to vote in the UK for more than 15 years, you are not eligible to vote in the EU referendum.

Before you can vote you need to register first.

The following fact sheet issued by th FCO provides the details Download here

You can register on-line on the UK.Gov website using the link here

Ballot papers will be posted out between 23rd and 27trh May; your ballot paper must arrive back in the UK by 10pm (22.00hrs) on 23rd June to be counted in the EU Referendum

The UK Parliament Commons Library and Lords Library has a website page and links to briefing papers and related material which set out the background and stages of the UK's referendum for remaining in or leaving the European Union.

This page highlights the analysis and comment on the in-out referendum and presents an impartial view of the different arguments and opinions. It offers information on "Brexit" and on remaining in the EU.

     If you are eligible please do not hesitate and ensure you register to vote in time - If you live overseas this means 16th May 2016

Your vote is important - act now!