Postal Voting

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Raynsford pledges cash for ballot fraud policing

Nick Raynsford, the Local Government Minister, has promised £10m extra funding to combatting postal vote fraud. While the sentiment is welcome, the system needs reform, not cash. The £10m is to be spent on training & funding the police forces investigating any fraud; nothing will be done to prevent any dodgy ballots being made, but only on trying to clean up the worst of the mess afterwards.

1 Comments:

  • Quite. I don't see how any amount of policing will prevent the situation when one household member applies pressure on another to use their postal vote in a particular way.

    By Blogger dejvidb, at 6:18 pm  

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