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Airmen's Wives (Electoral Registration)

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 26 April 1949

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asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he is aware that Air Ministry Order A238 presented no method by which the wives of members of the Royal Air Force stationed in this country but away from their homes, may vote at elections; and how it is proposed to enable them to vote.

Yes. Wives of members of the R.A.F. in the United Kingdom do not have a service qualification, and the same rules apply to them as to other civilians. If they are not living at their qualifying address at the time of a Parliamentary election, they may vote by post if they apply to their registration officer to be treated as absent voters. Application forms can be obtained from the appropriate registration officer.