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Year Election
  • Legislative
  • Referendums
  • Postal
  • Proxy
1918 British citizens abroad voted in a referendum held in 2011
1985 Legislative
  • Postal
  • Proxy
1918 The Representation of the People Act 1985 extended the franchise to British citizens resident outside the UK and enabled them to register as overseas voters in the constituency for which they were last registered.
1945 Legislative
  • Postal
  • Proxy
1918 Government reintroducted postal voting again in 1945
1920 Legislative Proxy 1918 Government decided to abandon the postal voting in 1920
1918 Legislative
  • Postal
  • Proxy
1918 Voting from abroad was allowed only for servicemen

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