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Overseas Voters Bill 2015-16

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 43 2015-16, as introduced | PDF version, 66KB 24.02.2016

Latest news on the Overseas Voters Bill 2015-16

This Bill had its second reading debate on Friday 26 February 2016. The Bill was withdrawn at the end of the debate and will make no further progress.

This Bill was presented to Parliament on 6 July 2015. This is known as the first reading and there was no debate on the Bill at this stage.

Summary of the Overseas Voters Bill 2015-16

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; to enable those registered as overseas voters to cast their votes through use of the internet; and for connected purposes.

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