"Entitlement to cast an external vote is usually linked to the general entitlement to vote that applies to all eligible electors in a country. However, there are sometimes extra requirements imposed on external electors, such as a minimum period of previous residence or an intention to return to the country. In some cases only limited groups of external electors may be eligible to vote, such as diplomats, other public officials and members of the armed forces, and their families."
DocumentInternational IDEA: Voting From Abroad: The International IDEA Handbook, p. 89
- Limits on the right to vote may be based on residency.
- Residency requirements should not be excessive, or may be considered discriminatory.
- Accommodation to vote should be made for voters with special needs, including eligible voters currently out of the country.
- Methods to facilitate voting may include voting abroad.