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april spanish general election

Spanish General Election on 28 April
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A general election has been called by the Spanish Prime Minister this morning.  It will be held on 28 April 2019.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-47251125

It's a shame that we can't vote in the national elections.

The local elections are then being held in May.
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Local elections and European elections are being held in May, but who can vote is still undecided - it all depends on the date of the UK exit date.

If the UK departs on 29th March, there will be no reciprocal voting rights for UK citizens.  If the departure is delayed, then we might get to vote, assuming you are registered .

Tom

PS. The very thought of posting this on the other forum would be the outbreak of WW3!!
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(15-02-2019, 11:03 AM)Captain Sensible Wrote: It's a shame that we can't vote in the national elections.

If any resident wants to vote they have to become a citizen. That's quite fair, IMHO.
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(15-02-2019, 02:02 PM)Sam Wrote:
(15-02-2019, 11:03 AM)Captain Sensible Wrote: It's a shame that we can't vote in the national elections.

If any resident wants to vote they have to become a citizen. That's quite fair, IMHO.

Without a shadow of a doubt Sam, that is the way it should be.
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(15-02-2019, 01:47 PM)Cotillo_Tom Wrote: Local elections and European elections are being held in May, but who can vote is still undecided - it all depends on the date of the UK exit date.

British expats will be able to participate in local elections. I mean as long as you are registered.

Quote:The UK and Spanish Governments have signed a treaty that secures the rights of British and Spanish citizens to stand and

The treaty signed by Robin Walker MP and Minister Marco Aguiriano, today (21 January 2019) means that British citizens living in Spain and Spanish citizens in the UK can continue to participate in local elections in the future.
The treaty contains transitional provisions, ensuring that UK nationals who are registered to vote in the upcoming local elections in Spain this May, will continue to be able to do so in any Brexit scenario. Guidance on how to ensure you are registered can be found on the Spanish government website.

In future, UK nationals will need to have resided in Spain for three years to exercise their rights under this treaty. The criteria of Spanish nationals to vote in local elections in the UK will remain the same.
We welcome this significant treaty that reaffirms the importance of the relationship between the UK and Spain, underlines our shared commitment to democracy, and most importantly enables these citizens to continue to determine who represents them in the country they reside in.

We continue to explore similar bilateral treaties to secure these rights for British citizens across the EU and we are approaching all EU Member States on this subject.

To provide certainty while we pursue these agreements, we do not anticipate making any changes to the current primary legislative framework for candidacy and voting rights of EU citizens living in the UK in the immediate future.
It is our intent that all eligible EU citizens living in the UK will be able to vote in local elections in England and Northern Ireland this May. Those who are nominated and elected at or before these local elections will also be permitted to serve their full term in office.

Brexit Minister Robin Walker said:

"I’m very pleased to have signed such an important treaty with one of our closest neighbours which maintains people’s ability to exercise their democratic rights, by standing and voting in local elections.

This adds a further guarantee to the rights of UK nationals in Spain, and Spanish citizens in the UK, in any scenario."

Expat voting rights treaty secured with Spain

Also mentioned in this thread: British People Can Vote in Fuerteventura after Brexit
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(15-02-2019, 02:11 PM)Sam Wrote:
(15-02-2019, 01:47 PM)Cotillo_Tom Wrote: Local elections and European elections are being held in May, but who can vote is still undecided - it all depends on the date of the UK exit date.

British expats will be able to participate in local elections. I mean as long as you are registered.

Quote:The UK and Spanish Governments have signed a treaty that secures the rights of British and Spanish citizens to stand and

The treaty signed by Robin Walker MP and Minister Marco Aguiriano, today (21 January 2019) means that British citizens living in Spain and Spanish citizens in the UK can continue to participate in local elections in the future.
The treaty contains transitional provisions, ensuring that UK nationals who are registered to vote in the upcoming local elections in Spain this May, will continue to be able to do so in any Brexit scenario. Guidance on how to ensure you are registered can be found on the Spanish government website.

In future, UK nationals will need to have resided in Spain for three years to exercise their rights under this treaty. The criteria of Spanish nationals to vote in local elections in the UK will remain the same.
We welcome this significant treaty that reaffirms the importance of the relationship between the UK and Spain, underlines our shared commitment to democracy, and most importantly enables these citizens to continue to determine who represents them in the country they reside in.

We continue to explore similar bilateral treaties to secure these rights for British citizens across the EU and we are approaching all EU Member States on this subject.

To provide certainty while we pursue these agreements, we do not anticipate making any changes to the current primary legislative framework for candidacy and voting rights of EU citizens living in the UK in the immediate future.
It is our intent that all eligible EU citizens living in the UK will be able to vote in local elections in England and Northern Ireland this May. Those who are nominated and elected at or before these local elections will also be permitted to serve their full term in office.

Brexit Minister Robin Walker said:

"I’m very pleased to have signed such an important treaty with one of our closest neighbours which maintains people’s ability to exercise their democratic rights, by standing and voting in local elections.

This adds a further guarantee to the rights of UK nationals in Spain, and Spanish citizens in the UK, in any scenario."

Expat voting rights treaty secured with Spain

Also mentioned in this thread: British People Can Vote in Fuerteventura after Brexit

I thought that was the case.
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If I've got it wrong, I (of course) apologize.  However, my assumption was based on a letter I received from the Spanish Government (eg. Mainland Spain), and the opening sentence (see picture below) says none of the following information applies (about registration to vote) if the UK departs at the end of March.

This arrived just before Christmas.

Tom. 
   
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It was the true at the time, in December 2018.

It makes me wander how many UK expats didn't bother with electoral register for the local elections just thanks to this letter. Huh
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(15-02-2019, 05:59 PM)Sam Wrote: It was the true at the time, in December 2018.

It makes me wander how many UK expats didn't bother with electoral register for the local elections just thanks to this letter. Huh

Me for one  Sad Sad
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(15-02-2019, 06:47 PM)windermeregolfer Wrote:
(15-02-2019, 05:59 PM)Sam Wrote: It was the true at the time, in December 2018.

It makes me wander how many UK expats didn't bother with electoral register for the local elections just thanks to this letter. Huh

Me for one  Sad Sad
And us John, my Old man would be appalled we do not exercise our right to vote, but there you go!
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