Members of HM Forces

Members of the armed forces may register to vote at their home address as a civilian elector or complete a Service Voter declaration. Every military unit has a dedicated Unit Registration Officer (URO) who is the central point for electoral matters.

How do I register?

Whether you are posted overseas or in UK you should register online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote and follow the simple instructions towards the bottom of the first page. Alternatively, you may decide to register at your home address on the same site - it's quick and simple.

How can I vote?

Service voters may either appoint a person to vote on their behalf at the polling station (a proxy) or vote themselves by post. If you choose to vote by post you need to bear in mind the length of time taken for post to travel in each direction - the ballot paper is issued approximately a fortnight before polling day (except in the case of late applications). If you are registered as a service voter you are entitled to vote in local, Parliamentary and European Parliamentary elections in the UK.

Crown Servants and British Council employees

Crown servants and British Council employees should register online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote and follow the simple instructions towards the bottom of the first page.

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