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Can a US citizen who's never lived in US vote in US?

Suppose a person is born outside the US to US citizen parent(s) and meets all the requirements to be a US citizen. The person fulfills all the requirements, such as filing US tax returns and ...
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Will it be possible to vote in Russian constitutional referendum from abroad?

A couple of weeks ago the President of Russia proposed to make several amendments to the Constitution and conduct a referendum. Although official details of the process are not clear yet, is there ...
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Registering for the Belgian elections 2019

A Belgian uitgeschreven (means having unregistered residency) and living abroad in the East. Is this person obliged to register to vote, and do they have to vote, because they received an email from ...
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EU (non-UK) citizen moving out of United Kingdom. How do I unregister to vote?

I am an EU (Dutch) citizen currently resident in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. I am currently registered to vote. I will move to Germany soon. According to ...
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Mexican Wife in UK Registering to Vote for Mex Election July 2018

my wife is Mexican and lives with me in the UK on a Spousal Visa. She has not lived in the UK long (under 4 years) but would like to vote in the 2018 election in July this year. Can anyone tell me ...
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What requirements are there to be able to vote in the NZ general election if living abroad?

The New Zealand general election is on September 23rd this year. What are the requirements for a NZ citizen living overseas to be eligible to vote in the NZ election?
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What elections, plebiscites or polls do non-citizen residents have the right to vote for in Australia?

As a NZ citizen, I'm not allowed to vote in Australian Federal elections, and I gather, state ones too. In the UK we were able to vote in local elections, and London mayoral ones. Are there any ...
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Why is the employer name required to register to vote in Virginia state elections?

My wife is a US citizen from Virginia. We are living in Germany. When registering to vote in US elections, the information page at https://www.fvap.gov/vao/vag/chapter2/virginia states Overseas ...
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Voting in German elections not having lived in Germany (for a long time)

So, I found this website explaining how a German citizen can apply to vote while living outside of Germany: https://www.bundeswahlleiter.de/en/bundestagswahlen/2017/informationen-waehler/deutsche-im-...
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At what addresses can UK citizens living abroad register to vote in a general election?

The UK is holding a general election in 34 days. I'm a UK citizen, I have previously been registered to vote in the UK several times, some of those at distinct addresses, and I have lived abroad (but ...
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Will I lose my right to vote if I register as a non-resident to solve a jury duty call?

I am a dual citizen living in northern Europe. I am registered to vote in Los Angeles County, and have been voting regularly in non-local elections. I got a jury duty summons in the fall of last year, ...
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Address on US faxed ballot oath

I am a US citizen who permanently moved abroad. As such, I am eligible to vote by fax. I received my ballot my snail mail with instructions for voting. In the "Faxed ballot oath" document, I am asked ...
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Cheapest commonwealth nationality to acquire

I have a US citizen friend who is a (legal, permanent) resident in the UK (ie with ILR), who would like to vote, but naturalisation as a British Citizen is very expensive - £906 is the current fee. ...
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How do I register to vote as a non-resident American citizen?

Can I register to vote in the United States if I turned 18 in a foreign country and have no intention of returning in the near future? If so, in what state would I be registering, and what's the ...
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As an EU citizen living in France, how can I register to vote (eg EU elections)?

As I understand it, as a citizen of another EU country living in France, I'm eligible to vote in some elections, but possibly not all. European Parliament elections should definitely be allowed, and ...
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Can I support a political candidate as a non-citizen in The Philippines?

The congressional election is coming up soon and I'd really like to see certain candidates win because I feel that their plans for my district are more sensible than others. I own property within ...
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What is the punishment for an expat not voting in the mandatory elections in Belgium?

Elections are mandatory in Belgium even for expats in some cases (almost all except national electrions). I have heard that you risk a crime record if you don't vote. Is this factual and next to a ...
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If I register to vote, can I be called for jury duty even though I live abroad?

I'm a US citizen living abroad. I'd like to register to vote, however I've heard that this will make me eligible to be chosen for jury duty. I can't easily appear for jury duty from here, if I ...
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Are there any elections I can take part in while a temporary resident in Canada?

Inside the EU, EU residents can vote in local and European-level (and possibly regional) elections for the EU country where they live. I'm a Dutch citizen living temporarily in Canada. Are there any ...
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Can EU citizens participate in European Parliament elections when living outside the EU?

As a EU citizen living outside the EU. Can I participate in elections for the European Parliament? Does it depend on my country of citizenship? My citizenship is Dutch.
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Am I a resident of the Hague if I am a Dutch citizen living abroad?

To be able to vote in Dutch national elections, as a Dutch citizen living abroad I need to register with the municipality of the Hague. Does this make me technically a resident of the Hague?
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How does compulsory voting work in Australia, if you're not normally resident, but back during an election?

Australia has compulsory voting in federal elections, by-elections and referendums. With a few exceptions, if you're an Australian citizen resident in Australia, you have to vote. If you move abroad, ...
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On which elections in Germany can I vote?

I know that as a EU citizen I am allowed to vote for European Parliamentary candidates. But are there any other elections in Germany on which I can vote too?
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