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Overseas Voters

Volume 180: debated on Monday 12 November 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he has taken to inform the wives of service men living outside the United Kingdom of their right to a postal vote; and if he will make a statement.

The Representation of the People Act gives service personnel and their spouse living overseas the right to a proxy vote but not to a postal vote. Spouses living overseas are informed of their right to a proxy vote in a number of ways.