HC Deb 11 April 1918 vol 104 c1620

asked the Home Secretary if men employed in the Navy and attached to a naval port will be able to record their votes at Parliamentary elections through the Royal Naval Depot at the port to which they are attached; and what, if any. procedure has vet been formulated to Meet cases of this kind?


If the men referred to are naval or military voters they will be registered in the constituencies in which they would have been qualified to be registered but for their service in the forces, unless they claim to be registered in respect of an actual residential qualification. In the former case they would, speaking generally, vote as absent voters by post or by proxy. In the latter case, if the actual residence were within the port, they would vote in the usual way in that constituency.