IT’S great news that the electoral voting window has been extended to ensure that Armed Forces families living overseas will be able to get their postal vote back to the ballot.

The Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 extends the timetable for UK Parliamentary elections from 17 to 25 working days.

Ballot papers are currently sent out just 11 days before the poll closes, but they can now be sent earlier to postal voters. The provisions should come into effect next year.

Make sure you are registered to vote – www.aboutmyvote.co.uk

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