Voter fraud allegations being investigated by police

PUBLISHED: 10:16 13 December 2019 | UPDATED: 10:16 13 December 2019

Cases of suspected voter fraud in several constituencies have been reported to police. Photo: PA

Cases of suspected voter fraud in several constituencies have been reported to police. Photo: PA

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Cases of suspected voter fraud in several constituencies have been reported to police.

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Glasgow City Council reported three cases of alleged "personation" following Thursday's poll while one incident was reported in Paisley and Renfrewshire North, the PA reports.

The offence occurs when a person votes as someone else.

It is understood one instance is being investigated in each of the Glasgow North, Central and South seats.

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A Glasgow City Council spokesman said the authority is "co-operating with the police" on the matter.

Renfrewshire Council has also reported an incident to police.

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A council spokesman said: "We have been made aware of an incident earlier today (Thursday) in the Paisley and Renfrewshire North constituency where a member of the public arrived at a polling station to place a vote to find that it had already been cast by another member of the public.

"The matter was reported to Police Scotland and as such is now subject to a police investigation."

BBC Scotland reported a further possible case of voter fraud in Stirling.

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