I’ve got your vote right here, Tony

The UK Foreign Office has just posted the new versions of the postal voter registration forms. It looks as if it’s now possible for me to just fill in a form, send it off, and get registered to vote in forthcoming elections.

The previous procedure was a typical bureaucratic obstacle course: find the nearest British Consulate (they don’t tell you the address), write to them, ask for a form, wait for them to mail it out, complete the form, get it witnessed by someone else who is a British Citizen but doesn’t live in the UK, mail it in with copies of your birth certificate and/or passport, wait for the notification that you’re registered, then write again to request forms to vote.

So, there’s a faint chance I might be able to vote against Tony Blair if the election is delayed due to the ongoing mass barbecue.