I propose to take Questions Nos. 100, 107, 110, 113 and 114 together.
The nature of military service requires that all members of the Permanent Defence Force who elect to vote, must do so through the postal voting system as they may not have the option to vote in person. The Defence Forces place a very high level of importance on ensuring that all personnel are provided with the opportunity to register for and to receive a postal vote.
To that end, personnel are provided with access to registration forms, through the chain of command. A significant operation then takes place to ensure that those who are registered to vote, at home or overseas, are provided with postal votes, to enable them to exercise their right to vote.
I am informed that a number of personnel have expressed concern that they did not receive a postal vote. These concerns are being examined by the military authorities in the context of a review of the operation of the postal voting system with a view to ensure that processes and procedures are optimised. I have been informed that this review will capture the number of those affected. The review is expected to conclude shortly.