They're not voting because...
- I would love to vote but will be out...
I would love to vote but will be out of the country on the day and unfortunately my postal vote won't arrive before I go away.
Surely there's got to be a better way?
Crap or what?written 7th Apr 2005
C Miller replies: You could have (its too late now, IIRC) applied for a proxy vote. This allows someone else to vote on your behalf. You, of course, have to trust them to vote the way you want them to.written 7th Apr 2005
Woof replies: I am not sure, but I understand that my Council is still registering people to vote by proxy, so you may be able to manage this.written 7th Apr 2005
Andy replies: I was out of the country for the last election too, applied for a proxy vote but the council failed on that front too...
(I'm the original poster)written 8th Apr 2005
C Miller replies: You should have been able to get a proxy vote;
"Travelling Overseas" is a valid reason. You could try complaing to The Electoral Commission,
Telephone: 020 7271 0500
http://www.aboutmyvote.co.uk/documents/overseas_registration.pdfwritten 8th Apr 2005