BRITS IN SPAIN AND THE “BREXIT” REFERENDUM

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There are some 5.5 million British living abroad permanently. After Australia (1.3 million) Spain is the largest recipient of these expats (761,000), ahead of the United States (678,000), Canada (603,000) and (Ireland (291,000), according to BBC News.

Said to be one of the most memorable towns on Costa Blanca, Altea, in Alicante, is a big favorite of British expats

Said to be one of the most memorable towns on Costa Blanca, Altea, in Alicante, is a big favorite with British expats

Well, then, Brits in Spain ought to know, if they don’t know it yet, that

  • The ”Brexit” referendum (“Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or exit the Union?”) is being held 23 June 2016.
  • Under the law, any British expats over the age of18 and have lived abroad for less than 15 years, are eligible to vote.
  • British citizens living overseas for more than 15 years are disenfranchised.

How could the eligibles vote? Click here


Images
Featured imageby Shirley (https://pixabay.com/en/users/shirley-1635899/), PD
Altea by Josemanuel (https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usuario:Josemanuel), CC BY-SA 3.0