Skip to main content

Electors (Postal Votes)

Volume 958: debated on Thursday 16 November 1978

The text on this page has been created from Hansard archive content, it may contain typographical errors.

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many electors in each electoral registration area have postal votes; and if he is satisfied that there is sufficient awareness of the eligibility for a postal vote.

I regret that information about the number of postal voters on any given date is not available. The number fluctuates from time to time because of new applications and cancellations throughout the year, and it increases markedly before an election. This suggests that there is a considerable public awareness of postal voting, though no doubt it could be improved.