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Registering to vote in UK Referendum PDF Print

British Embassy launches expat awareness campaign


If you have been on the electoral roll in the UK within the last 15 years then you can register to vote in the referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union. 


The British Ambassador Simon Manley has launched a major campaign to make expats aware that they may be able to have their say in the EU referendum – provided they register to vote in good time.

Speaking at an event to launch the registration campaign, Mr Manley said:

“Interest among expats in the referendum is high but awareness that you may be eligible to vote is low. We want as many expats as possible to be aware that they can have their say.


“You can register to vote in a few minutes via the website www.gov.uk - and do encourage your friends, family and colleagues to do the same.”

The British Embassy in Madrid is backing a global campaign by the Electoral Commission to encourage Britons who live overseas to register to vote.

Some 283,000 Britons are registered on the padrón as resident in Spain, but just 11,000 are registered to vote in the UK. So the vast majority of expats will miss out on having their say in the referendum – unless they take a few simple steps. 

To register as an overseas voter, you must have been registered in a UK constituency within the last 15 years. All you have to do is visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote with your passport details and National Insurance number to hand, and the postcode of where you last lived.

You can choose how you want to vote: by post, by proxy (voting by appointing someone you trust to vote on your behalf), or even in person if by chance you will be in your UK local authority area on polling day.

All it takes is five minutes to register. And because overseas voters must allow enough time for their ballot paper to be posted from the UK, you should do it now rather than wait for the final deadline, at which point it may be too late to use a postal vote effectively.

Postal ballot papers will be despatched about a month ahead of the referendum - earlier than for the General Election last year - giving overseas voters more time to receive, complete, and return their ballot pack to the UK.

The Embassy will be campaigning through the expat media and a wide range of partners that work with British Consulates in Spain to pass on the ‘register to vote’ message. 


Go to www.gov.uk/register-to-vote and make sure you will be able to have your say.


If you are active on Twitter then do tell others that #YourVoteMatters and add the link http://bit.ly/1RGrh5H.

Click in the link below to know how you can register to vote in the EU Referendum.






The British Council bus PDF Print

Do you want to study in the land of Shakespeare?

Win an iwatch or an IELTS and Aptis award with our #shakespearebus competitions.  

GREAT news!  Our Shakespeare bus full of games, competitions and information.  Do not miss this GREAT way of finding out all you need to know about studying in the UK.  There is something for everyone!

Shakespeare is probably the greatest British playwright ever and you can test just how much you know about his homeland in our quiz on board.    

7 and 8 November Madrid Mercado de Motores
10 November Madrid Plaza Ramón y Cajal (Universidad Complutense)
11 November Madrid Plaza Ménendez Pelayo (Universidad Complutense)
16 and 17 November Valladolid Paseo Zorilla
18 and 19 November Santander Calle Puente (pendiente confirmación)
20 November  Bilbao  Metro de Algorta 
21 November Bilbao  Plaza España 
23 November Malaga  Universidad de Malaga
24 November Malaga  Plaza de la Merced (pendiente confirmación)
26 and 27 November Valencia  Universidad de Valencia
30 November and 1 December  Barcelona  Plaza de la Universidad (pendiente de confirmación)
2 and 3 December Barcelona Avda. Diagonal (pendiente de confirmación)
4 and 5 December Zaragoza Plaza del Pilar

More information here and here   

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Quieres estudiar en la tierra de Shakespeare?

Gana un iwatch o una beca para IELTS y Aptis con nuestros concursos #shakespearebus.    

¡Noticias GREAT!  Nuestro autobús de Shakespeare está lleno de concursos divertidos e información esencial si quieres estudiar en el Reino Unido. ¡Tendremos algo para tí!

Shakespeare es sin duda nuestro dramaturgo más influyente y puedes poner a prueba tus conociminetos de Shakespeare y el Reino Unido en nuestro concurso en el #shakespearebus.      

7 y 8 noviembre 11.00 - 20.00 Madrid Mercado de Motores 
10 noviembre 11.00 - 18.00 Madrid Plaza Ramón y Cajal (Universidad Complutense)
11 noviembre 11.00 - 18.00 Madrid Plaza Menéndez Pelayo (Universidad Complutense)
16 y 17 noviembre Valladolid Pº Zorilla 
18 y 19 noviembre Santander Calle Puente
20 noviembre  Bilbao Metro de Algorta
21 noviembre Bilbao Plaza de España 
23 noviembre Málaga Universidad de Málaga
24 noviembre Málaga Plaza de la Merced
26 y 27 noviembre Valencia Universidad de Valencia
30 noviembre y 1 diciembre Barcelona Plaza de la Universidad (pendiente confirmación)
2 y 3 diciembre Barcelona Avda. Diagonal (pendiente confirmación)
4 y 5 diciembre Zaragoza Plaza del Pilar
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