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    Expats voting, WHY?

    Why should expats get on vote?
    A quote,

    "The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall."

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    Eu citizens living in the EU, why would they not have a vote?

    As far as the EU elections is concerned it is no different to moving cities.

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    You should only vote in your country or resistance.
    Why should someone who does not hold residence here have a say in our affairs?

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    are you on about UK or EU elections?

    If UK, what is the process for a mainland EU citizen to get a vote? I must admit I don't know.

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    All elections Dr.

    When you leave the country YOU forfeit your vote.

    You pay taxes to the country YOU live in not your country of origin.

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    Oh, I see, I though you meant EU citizens living and voting in the UK.
    I can only vote in the presidential election in Ireland.
    I always vote in the UK, this has been my home for the last 30 years and it's future matters a great deal to me.

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    Incredibly, the majority of ex-pats based in Europe support Brexit. Go figure.

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    Is that true?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stagger View Post
    All elections Dr.

    When you leave the country YOU forfeit your vote.

    You pay taxes to the country YOU live in not your country of origin.
    Not always true - about taxes I mean.
    I want to still be able to vote because I still care about my country and what happens there still affects me and my future. I haven't turned my back on my country even if I don't currently reside there. In reality my postal vote usually arrives a month after the election so I don't manage to vote, but that doesn't change the principle.

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    Off course you have turned your back on your country of origin.
    You should only be allowed to vote in your country of resistance.

    We don't want people who don't contribute, live and suffer in the uk to have a say in our affairs.

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