HC Deb 21 June 1886 vol 307 c57
THE EARL OF MARCH (Sussex, Chichester)

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether any facilities can be given to Militiamen called up for training to record their votes at the ensuing elections, considering that in many cases they will be quartered at such a distance from their polling stations as will make it impossible for them to vote?


(who replied on behalf of the Secretary of State) said: The Regulations already provide that leave may be given to any person employed on military duty to be absent from barracks for so long a time as he may require for recording his vote. I am not aware of any further facilities which can be given; as to be absent from home with his regiment when the regiment is in training is an incident of every Militiaman's service.