Friday, March 21, 2008

Tory councillor created hundreds of phoney voters

The full story is here.

The good news is that the man was tried and convicted. The bad news is that he nearly got away with it. As the law stands, Electoral Registration Officers have no power to reject an application for registration, provided the form is completed correctly, but must call in the police to investigate if suspicious.

Nor have the media in general given as much prominence to the Slough story as they should.

So far these scandals have been confined to England. There is no reason why voter fraud should not be attempted here, though, and we are sure that our EROs are not complacent.
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