Friday 03 April 2020

British nationals in NL urged to register for a proxy vote in December election


British nationals in the Netherlands are being urged to nominate a friend of relative in the UK to vote on their behalf in the December 12 general election, because of the unreliability of the postal voting system.

Election administrators in some areas have been writing to voters suggesting they use a proxy vote to make sure their vote counts.

Thousands of people were excluded from the May European elections because postal votes arrived too late to be counted.

Nearly 50,000 adult British nationals live in the Netherlands but only people who left the UK less than 15 years ago are able to register to vote in the election.

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