SIGHTINGS OF 'MOD' VOTER LEAFLETS??

Have you seen the printed leaflet?

  • YES

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  • YES, but only in the back of my stationery cupboard

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#1
We'd be really grateful if serving personnel or spouses could report first sightings of the new "Register to Vote" leaflets, which have been produced by the Electoral Commission for distribution by the MOD. (As previewed elsewhere on this site.)

We obviously want to draw attention to the leaflets, and help to generate interest. But it could also be very useful afterwards if we ever have to build a case that the leaflets were not distributed in time etc. Hopefully that will never be necessary, but we do need to think ahead.

Don't mention units, etc. All we need is something like "Seen - Fallingbostel - 23 Feb". Mention of barracks, HIVES etc is at your discretion.

Post in this thread, PM me or the forum moderator (thus not publicly disclosing your own possible location), or email: hackle@hotmail.co.uk

Oh and by the way, "seen" means "leaflet seen somewhere where soldiers or partners can see it and pick it up".

NOT "seen in a heap at the back of my stationery cupboard". :lol:

thanks people, please spare a moment to reply. Naturally we are most interested in the first sighting from each location, but dont worry about duplication.


PS this request still very much applies, notwithstanding the shy emergence of the leaflet on the web
 
#2
Thank you Fatbadge for the first non-sighting :D
 
#6
I even visited the NAAFI chatroom this evening, such are the degradations of this "electoral registration" mission.

No b****r had seen the leaflets.

Probably all too p1ssed to notice, anyway. Slug did say something about the new "pension leaflets".
 
#7
hackle said:
We'd be really grateful if serving personnel or spouses could report first sightings of the new "Register to Vote" leaflets, which have been produced by the Electoral Commission for distribution by the MOD. (As previewed elsewhere on this site.)

We obviously want to draw attention to the leaflets, and help to generate interest. But it could also be very useful afterwards if we ever have to build a case that the leaflets were not distributed in time etc. Hopefully that will not be necessary, but we do need to think ahead.

Don't mention units, etc. All we need is something like "Seen - Fallingbostel - 23 Feb". Mention of barracks, HIVES etc is at your discretion.

Post in this thread, PM hackle if you prefer, or email hackle@hotmail.co.uk




Not seen by this C/S hackle!

Oh and by the way, "seen" means "leaflet seen somewhere where soldiers or partners can see it and pick it up".

NOT "seen in a heap at the back of my stationery cupboard". :lol:

thanks people, please spare a moment to reply. Naturally we are most interested in the first sighting from each location, but dont worry about duplication.
 
#10
tomahawk6 said:
...I guess these links are posted elsewhere,sorry.
T6

Before bashing out a "thru gritted teeth" reply :roll:, I checked out those links and they are actually very useful.

Including that elusive new electoral information leaflet for HM Forces, very newly published in pdf format by the Electoral Commission. This is the same leaflet which we published a scanned preview of.

Link: http://www.electoralcommission.gov.uk/templates/search/document.cfm/11567

Interestingly, that page implies the leaflet was published on 7th February. Questions have already been asked why the printed leaflet has not yet reached the Forces, when the registration deadline for elections on 5th May is little over two weeks away.

Anyway, now the leaflet has been provided by the Electoral Commission in quality pdf format, we will do all we can to help publicise it throughout the Forces. It's odd that we are having to do this, but we are glad to in the circumstances.

T6, thanks mate, thank goodness for Americans on different time-zones. And, on this occasion, early-rising Brits. :oops:

I will put you down, T6, as another "havent seen the printed leaflet". :wink:
 
#11
REFERENCE PREVIOUS POST

Please note, we are still very much looking for "sighting" or "non-sighting" reports on the printed leaflets arriving and being available in units, HIVES, etc.

regards
 
#12
another "NOLEAFREP" just in:

Gosport. NOT seen

keep them coming folks please, have a look round this morning

if your boss asks WTF you are up to, just tell them "ARRSE", he/she will completely understand.
 
#13
self-deleted ....

In the meantime:

hackle said:
another "NOLEAFREP" just in:

...keep them coming folks please, have a look round this morning

if your boss asks WTF you are up to, just tell them "ARRSE", he/she will completely understand.
 
#14
ref my previous post now partly self-deleted

sorry about this, you may have noticed there is some discussion going on

consistent with our "responsible, constructive and non-partisan" campaign vision, and the need to get our facts right

so, apologies for raising any undue "electoral registration excitement" :roll: If there really is a problem, it will be dealt with it, one way or another. Possibly off-line.

Focus today should remain: "LEAFREPS" and "NOLEAFREPS"

and for those who are in a position to, printing out and displaying the new pdf leaflets

hackle
 
#15
NOLEAFREP at my locn.

I wonder what the intention is regarding distribution of the elusive leaflets when they do arrive. If only 100k have been printed, this is not enough for personal copies to be distributed, considering that spouses are also included. My particular concern would be that the campaign should seek to target young junior ranks, particularly those for whom this will be the first time they are eligible to vote.

Of course, we don't know what the Grown Up's view is on this; have COs been given any guidance from on high as to the importance of Service voter registration, or could there be a danger that the leaflets will just be 'made available' rather than being properly distributed. All this could be academic, of course, as it looks as if there will be very little time indeed between the delivery of leaflets and the deadline for registration. Grounds for an extension?
 
#16
ViroBono said:
NOLEAFREP at my locn.
Roger
...My particular concern would be that the campaign should seek to target young junior ranks, particularly those for whom this will be the first time they are eligible to vote.
Agreed, and for the same reason, Commonwealth citizens and perhaps 'new' wives/husbands.

...it looks as if there will be very little time indeed between the delivery of leaflets and the deadline for registration. Grounds for an extension?
Well VB, the more reports we get in this thread, as you have reported thanks, the better that case may be able to be made.
 
#17
Viro , I particularly want to make the case for registration extension.

I believe I can get the support of certain MPs cross-party , to raise an Early Day Motion on this issue. I will however, need firm grounds to present this case.

The first is obviously the late distribution of leaflets, but I also need to know if MOD has been actively trying to get the message out. There are other statements made by Caplin, which need looking at closely.

Whilst not making a direct accusation , I feel there has been a distinctive lack of concerted effort to get the message to the troops, and to encourage them to register.

Ideally, I would like to see the registration deadline extended to the first week in April , and Councils add this PDF download to their own site

That all said, my main thrust will be to get an EDM tabled.

PTP
 
#18
I agree PTP, I imagine you will take the lead on that.

sighting/non-sighting reports in this thread should be useful for that purpose as well

please keep the 'LEAFREPS/NONLEAFREPS' coming in, people should take u less time than to come up with yet another 'tree' funny

errrm... LEAFREP


ahhh, my coat, thanks :oops:
 
#19
'No amazonian rain forests were threatened by this leaflet production run'

Actually, you'd be hard pushed to threaten a small copse.

MOD - Caring for the planet :evil:
 
#20
LOL, PTP

I am "LOGGING" :oops: off soon, if you are to be here later on, could you or anyone else do what you can to keep this 'sightings' request to the fore. Especially around lunchtime.

hope everyone has now 'TWIGGED' - we really need their help
 

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