The Commission has been mandated by the Elections Act (Section 11) to provide a register of voters in foreign countries. Such a mandate is being looked into.

Presently, Gambians living abroad have the option of returning to the Gambia during registration periods and register within their Constituencies of origin. This will mean that it is only in this type of registration that they can vote during National or Local Elections, until such a time that a register of voters in foreign countries become feasible.