The concerns raised by some members of the Defence Forces regarding difficulties in casting their votes in recent elections are being addressed by way of a review.
A key component of this review is liaison with the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government, who are responsible for the register of electors. A meeting has taken place recently between the Defence Forces and the staff of the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government.
The military authorities will prepare a report based on the review and submit it to the General Staff for their consideration later this month. I expect to receive the report and the considerations of the General Staff shortly thereafter.
As I have stated previously, I expect the military authorities to take any necessary action on foot of the report, to ensure the right of military personnel to exercise their right to vote.