Register to vote

Register to vote as a Crown Servant or as a British Council employee

If you work as a Crown Servant or as an employee of the British Council overseas, you can register to vote as a service voter.

You can also register if you are the spouse or civil partner of a Crown Servant or British Council employee and you're accompanying them during their employment abroad.

You must still fit the eligibility criteria in order to register as a Crown servant.

You'll be able to vote in all elections and referendums you are eligible for.

If you will be overseas at the time of an election or referendum, you will need to consider applying for a postal or proxy vote. When considering your options for voting as a Crown Servant or British Council employee working overseas, it is important to note that the postal vote is subject to the frailties of the international postal system and it may not arrive with you or get back to us in time to be counted. For this reason appointing a proxy is the best way to ensure you are able to cast your vote.