Elections watchdog wants double voting rules tightened

Elections watchdog wants double voting rules tightened
 

Reports of people voting more than once in June's election are "troubling" but there is little evidence of widespread abuse, the elections watchdog has said.
The Electoral Commission said 38 MPs had highlighted people, including students, claiming to have voted twice, which is a criminal offence.
It said individual electoral registers run by councils should be better joined up to help identify duplicate entries.
Labour warned against making it harder for young people to register to vote.
A record number of 46.8 million people were registered to vote in the 8 June election, 500,000... read more

 
17 July 2017 in Politics, Views: 49
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