Postal voting under police scrutiny

There have been two further recent reports of police investigations into postal vote and related allegations:

Police to investigate claims of postal vote fraud in council poll
… A complaint has been sent by the Conservative party to Derbyshire police about suspected fraud in the Sinfin ward in the Derby City Council local elections – which will be held on May 6, the same day as the General Election.

The complaint involves concerns that a voter was approached by men requesting her to fill in and sign three postal voting forms in favour of the Labour party… [Derby Telegraph]

Police probe ‘voting fraud’ at Bethnal Green & Bow
DETECTIVES have interviewed an election agent this week who lodged complaints of bogus voters being registered by rival political parties in London’s East End in the run-up to next Thursday’s polling.

The election agent for George Galloway’s Respect Party, Rob Hoveman, reported the allegations to police and made a statement on Tuesday to Scotland Yard’s SO15 Special Branch.

Officers came down to Bow Road police offices in the Bethnal Green & Bow constituency where he raised the issue of bogus voters at ‘mail drop’ addresses. [East London Advertiser]

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