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Overseas Voters Bill 2014-15

Type of Bill:
Private Members' Bill (Presentation Bill)
Sponsor:
Mr Christopher Chope

Progress of the Bill

Bill started in the House of Commons

  1. House of Commons
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  2. House of Lords
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  3. Consideration of Amendments
  4. Royal Assent

Latest Bill

House Bill Date
Commons Bill 49 2014-2015, as introduced | PDF version, 65KB 22.01.2015

Latest news on the Overseas Voters Bill 2014-15

This Bill is a Private Member’s Bill and was presented to Parliament on 7 July 2014. This is known as the first reading and there was no debate on the Bill at this stage.

A motion for the bill’s second reading was moved on 23 January 2015, but was withdrawn at the end of the debate.

The 2014-15 session of Parliament has prorogued and this Bill will make no further progress.

Summary of the Overseas Voters Bill 2014-15

A Bill to make provision to facilitate an increase in the registration of voters resident overseas who are eligible to participate in United Kingdom Parliamentary elections; to extend the criteria for eligibility to register as an overseas voter and to enable those registered as overseas voters to cast their votes through use of the internet; and for connected purposes.

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