Is Voting really forbidden in Islam?

Based on an article by the guest, Dr. Haitham al-Haddad:

Is Voting Really Haram?

Kashif Zakiuddin interrogates various guests on this show, in this episode he comes Face to Face with a member of the Islamic Fatwa council of Europe, Dr. Haitham al-Haddad who on the face of it, oddly encourages people to exercise their democratic right to vote. Dr. Haitham al-Haddad is seen by some parts of the media as a radical Islamic preacher, yet he seemingly oddly agrees in political participation and voting, while parts of his community go as far as accusing him of being treacherous to his faith by encouraging other Muslims to take part in voting for a law other than shariah law. Kashif dissects his argument by advocating that the actual act of voting is not necessary in order to be part of a political process, how does Dr. al-Haddad justify his position and is it really an action which means a Muslim places British law above Islamic law and by that loses his faith?