Campaigning for Service Voting
It has been a pleasure to be involved once again in attempts to improve the ability of servicemen to vote, and thus raise the number that then do. The Army Rumour Service (ARRSE) community played a key role in the British Armed Forces Federation service voting campaign in 2005 which resulted in mentions in both Houses of Parliament. Similar campaigns have been a regular feature of ARRSE ever since.
This year we’ve been advertising the Electoral Commission’s About my Vote page dedicated to the Armed Forces voter. This provides detailed information for members of the Armed Forces, their spouses or civil partners on the options for registering to vote and the methods by which they can actually cast their vote.
We’re extremely pleased that the Electoral Commission has recognised that ARRSE is an important method of reaching servicemen and their families.