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If there are other people living in a 'Member State' other than their own EU country, I'm curious about your experience.
by nanne (zwaerdenmaecker@gmail.com) on Fri Apr 24th, 2009 at 08:54:11 AM EST
I was going to vote in the UK, then I moved back to Spain...

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Apr 24th, 2009 at 11:47:45 AM EST
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lots of taxation without representation on a national level here as well.

Have been voting in all EU and local elections as well as the Bundestag since moving to UK in '97.

I am getting post from the electoral office, but I knew to register (as it helps with your credit rating). The electoral board is always on my list of address to notify, when I move living quarters.

Bundestag voting is strange though as I am voting in the place I last lived in '91. even before I left G.

by PeWi on Sat Apr 25th, 2009 at 04:43:29 AM EST
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What surprises me though, is that:
according to:

Right to vote:
All UK, EU and Commonwealth citizens aged 18 or over whose names appear on the electoral roll and who are in full possession of their voting rights in their state of origin are eligible to vote (provided they do not also vote in the election of their home Member State). In contrast to national elections, Members of the House of Lords are allowed to vote in EP elections. UK citizens living abroad and members of the armed forces must make a declaration of eligibility in order to vote.

Does that mean Canadians (not that I have anything against them) or Australians (ditto) could vote in an EU election?

by PeWi on Sat Apr 25th, 2009 at 04:49:28 AM EST
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I guess so? But they would have to live in the UK.
by nanne (zwaerdenmaecker@gmail.com) on Sat Apr 25th, 2009 at 05:42:53 AM EST
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Lords voting for commoners?  Whatever next!

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Sat Apr 25th, 2009 at 07:57:55 AM EST
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