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Tory electoral breach survey suggests widespread postal vote breaches

March 16, 2017

The SKWAWKBOX

ballot stuffingOn Tuesday, the SKWAWKBOX publicised a clear breach of the Electoral Commission’s Postal Vote Code of Conduct (CoC) by a local Conservative association (CA). The CoC makes it clear that – in order to avoid public suspicion over the handling of postal votes, then:

postal conductThe CA in question was clearly asking voters to complete the form and return it to them, without making it clear that the preferred return address should be the official ERO – an apparently small technicality that leaves significant space for abuse of process and vote fraud.

At the end of that article, a call for assistance went out to readers to check the websites of their local CA and report any that broke the same rule. The results were striking – from a around a dozen responses so far, four sites were found to be clearly breaking the rules – with some even having set…

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