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Please find below guidance notes to register as a service voter.
You may be aware that the legislation governing electoral procedures for those registered as service personnel has recently changed.
- you can now choose whether to register as a service voter or as a civilian (ordinary elector);
- your registration as a service voter will only be valid for 12 months from the time your entry onto the Register takes effect and must be renewed. Failure to renew your registration each year will result in your electoral entry ceasing on the expiry date. We will of course try and inform you well in advance of the expiry date but this is dependent on our knowing any changes in your circumstances that may delay our correspondence reaching you.
- however if you choose to apply as a civilian you will fall under the rules of Rolling Registration and the Annual canvass.
- if you have moved from another authority we will inform them and you will be deleted from their records.
- ballot papers can now be sent abroad, enabling us to send your ballot papers to an address where you have been posted. Please bear in mind that if you wish to vote by post ballot papers sent abroad can often take a considerable period of time to be received and returned which may result in your vote not counting.
You can apply to vote by post, or appoint a proxy to vote on your behalf. Both application forms can be downloaded here:
Postal vote application
To vote by proxy
I hope that this information is helpful, but should you require any further help please contact the Electoral Registration Office on 01932 425650.