Scottish Referendum: Postal voting has begun

For those registered Scottish voters who have already arranged a postal vote, your postal ballot pack should be posted to you today Tuesday 26 August or tomorrow.

If you want a postal or proxy vote and have not have arranged one, you can still apply until 3 September, which would be leaving it very late. The deadline to register to vote is 2 September. Don't be if you want your vote to count in this historic decision.

Debate on Security Implications of an Independent Scotland

BAFF members attended a RUSI Members' Discussion Panel this week to discuss the security implications of Scottish Independence, should that be the outcome of the referendum on Thursday 18 September 2014.

Enhanced postal voting arrangements from Afghanistan

BAFF representation in Service Voting Working Group

(11 March 2010) The three Service Family Federations and the British Armed Forces Federation are represented in a Minister-led Service Voter Working Group, along with the Ministry of Justice and MoD and the Electoral Commission. The following update is provided courtesy of the Naval Families FederationNaval Families Federation:

Planning for troops' postal voting from Afghanistan revealed in Parliament

UPDATE 22 February: The Government again confirmed in Defence Questions today, in answer to a question from Andrew Rosindell MP (Conservative), that emergency measures are being put in place for postal voting from Afghanistan. See Have all service personnel been given all the information to ensure they can cast their vote?

  • Are you likely to be on Op HERRICK at the time of the next General Election? The Government has revealed in Parliament that planning is in progress to give you a better chance of successfully voting by post. If this affects you, we suggest you wait out for further info to be issued soon through your unit, and which we will repeat on this website.
  • The three Service Family Federations and the British Armed Forces Federation (BAFF) are actively liaising with the Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Defence and the Electoral Commission. Members of Parliament have also been consulted.