§ Mr. Skinner
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will include in the electoral registration form an application for a postal vote for all registered disabled voters.
§ Mr. Mayhew
The electoral registration form (form A)—about 27 million of which are sent out each year—invites electors who may have difficulties in voting in person, such as the disabled, to contact their local council for more information about postal voting. It would be disproportionately expensive to include an application for an absent vote with all these forms, as only a very small proportion of recipients would be entitled to this facility.