Why do some service personnel fail to vote?

In a survey carried out by the Ministry of Defence after the 2005 General Election, 60% of  a random sample of service personnel said they were registered to vote and 13% did not know whether they were or not.

Of those who were NOT registered, 42% claimed they had not received a form. 25% were "not interested in voting", 23%"did not know how to register" and 15% intended to but did not get round to it.

Armed forces voters - Service voters

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