If you are a British citizen living abroad and meet one of the requirements below, you can apply to register as an overseas voter in Waverley.
- You were registered to vote in Waverley, within the last 15 years, or
- If you were too young to register when you left the UK, you can still register if your parent/guardian was registered to vote in Waverley, within the last 15 years.
Register to vote online
Which elections can I vote in?
An overseas voter can only vote in UK Parliamentary (General) elections.
What happens after I submit my application?
- Your application will be automatically acknowledged by email and this will include a reference number.
- We will process your application and will send an email or written letter of confirmation if your application has been successful.
- If your application is unsuccessful, we will write to you with details on how you can resolve this.
How do I vote if I live abroad?
You will need to setup a postal vote or a proxy vote (appointing someone else to vote on your behalf).
We strongly recommend that your appoint someone to vote on your behalf.
Due to the nature of an electoral timetable, the window to send postal ballot papers is very tight. If you are applying for a postal ballot paper, please do so as far in advance as possible, to enable us to issue them with enough time for them to reach you, and be returned by polling day.
Please download, complete and return a scanned copy of your proxy vote application or postal vote application to: email@example.com or return via post to Electoral Services, Council Offices, The Burys, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 1HR
Renewing your overseas registration
All overseas voters are required to renew their registration annually. We will send you a renewal form three months before your registration is due to expire via email or post.
If we do not receive a response, your overseas registration will be cancelled and your details removed from the electoral register.