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Electoral Registration (Service Men)

Volume 477: debated on Thursday 6 July 1950

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his regulations permit a regular officer in the Royal Air Force, at present serving in Great Britain and whose address but for service would be in Eire, to vote.

In order to be registered as an elector and to vote, a member of the Forces must make a service declaration, and Section 10 (5) (a) of the Representation of the People Act, 1949, requires him to state in his declaration that he is, or but for his service would be, residing at a specified address. This address must, of course, be in a constituency returning a Member to this House.