You can register as an overseas voter for up to 15 years after leaving the UK, if:
- you’re a British or eligible Irish citizen
- you were registered to vote in the UK within the previous 15 years.
Renewing your registration
Once you are registered you must renew your registration as an overseas elector every year. We will remind you to renew your registration each year. If you supply us with an email address when you register we will remind you by email.
If you don't renew your registration, you’ll be removed from the register and will need to make a new application in order to be able to continue voting.
Voting if you’re registered as an overseas voter
Once you have registered you can arrange to vote by post or proxy.
You’ll need to apply by filling in and returning one of the following:
You can also ask for a form to be emailed or posted to you when you register online.
If you want to vote by post, you must submit a valid application form at least 11 working days before an election.
If you want to vote by proxy, you must submit a valid application form at least 6 working days before an election.
Important information about voting by post
There is no guarantee that a postal ballot pack will reach an overseas address in enough time to allow it to be returned by the close of poll on election day. Please give this consideration when making your application. You may wish to opt for a proxy vote if you're concerned a postal ballot pack will not reach you overseas in time.
Please return forms to:
London Borough of Lambeth
PO Box 734
Email attachments should be in JPEG or PDF format only and must be attached to your email (they cannot be submitted via a share site). We can also accept a photograph of your application form taken on a phone or similar device, providing the image is clear.