The Ministry of Defence issued the following response on 22 Mar 2010 to media articles such as Weakness in postal voting may disenfranchise thousands of troops (Sunday Times)
Votes for Service personnel
There is speculation in the media that due to time and logistical restraints not all Service personnel will be able to vote in the upcoming General Election. An MOD spokesperson said: "We have had successful campaigns getting Service voters to register and we are working closely with the Ministry of Justice to make suitable provisions for Service personnel in Afghanistan - including fast-tracking postal voting forms. However, due to operational priorities, no plan we can put in place will be infallible but personnel still have the option of voting by proxy."