In their 2017 and 2019 manifestos, the Liberal Democrats committed themselves to abolish the 15 year rule. They supported successfully the passage of the overseas part of the 2022 Elections Act which gives the vote back to all British citizens living abroad.
Secondary legislation is now awaited to enact this enfranchisement. If you have lived overseas for more than 15 years, please delay trying to register until the measure is announced, expected January 2024
If you have lived overseas for 15 years or less then please go ahead and register to vote online. Your registration is valid under current legislation for one year and will need renewing. Please see also: