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UK News Furious voters claim they are victim of electoral fraud after being turned away from polling station 'because someone else had voted in their name'

00:20  13 december  2019
00:20  13 december  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Furious voters claim they are victim of electoral fraud after being turned away from polling station ' because someone else had voted in their name '. Voters have found their names have already been crossed off before they voted . One woman said she was turned away as a vote had

Voters claim they have been turned away from polling stations despite believing they were registered. There are numerous examples on social media Ellis's polling card never arrived after he registered, but he just assumed this was a postal error. Have you been turned away from a polling

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Furious voters have claimed they are victims of electoral fraud after being turned away from polling stations because their names and addresses had already been crossed off. 

One woman in London has alleged she was told someone had already voted from her address, while a Hackney resident claimed that someone she doesn't know has registered at her address and two others.

Acting Conservative leader in Scotland Jackson Carlaw has also been accused of voter fraud after uploading photos of himself sending a postal vote as well as casting his ballot at a polling station.

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Queues at some polling stations are so long that voters are giving up, sources told BuzzFeed News. Trials of a new voter identification system where electors must show ID before casting their ballot has led to people being turned away at the polling station , or abandoning their attempt to

Voters have claimed they are getting turned away from polling stations despite being Ellis Bennett, 18, claims he registered to vote in his first election weeks ago, but was turned away He alleges his name was not on the electoral list. Ellis told the Liverpool Echo: ‘I turned up today ready

Students have been pictured protesting outside in Cardiff after a council error meant residents at Liberty Hall were refused the right to vote.

Taking to social media to vent her shock Liz, from London, wrote: 'At the polling station and someone is being told she's already voted today from that address!'

In a second case today, Millie Mollie Zee, took to Twitter to show her frustration.

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Voters have been turned away from polling stations in Barnet because of major problems with the electoral register that could affect the result of the That meant hundreds, if not thousands, of voters were unable to cast their ballot for the mayor and assembly candidates between about 7 am and 9 am .

THE voter ID system being trialled during the local elections has descended into chaos after constituents were turned away from their polling Was informed that two people had already turned up without ID this morning so had been unable to vote . “Very worrying and backs up all the

'Just been to vote and guess what?', she said, 'Someone has voted in my name already today! I'm fuming!

'Stood here waiting for the manager to ring them back - Labour area and all.'

She was initially turned away but, after reporting the fraud to the Electoral Commisson, she was allowed to vote in her constituency.

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And, in a third case in Hackney, London, a woman said when she went to vote she discovered a woman she does not know has registered at her address, and two others.

'Went to vote earlier, person unknown at my address is still on the register to vote', she said on social media.

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Voters are being turned away at polling booths in the UK today due to controversial identification Voters are being turned away from the polls in a series of controversial anti-election fraud trials Millions are voting in more than 4,000 seats across England today but London is expected to be a

Voters were advised to bring their polling cards with them to vote . Hundreds of voters were turned away from polling stations in north London today after a bungling council sent out of date voter lists to staff. Furious voters took to social media to complain they were not being allowed into polling

'I asked the poll clerks to ensure they do not vote as it would be fraudulent as she has admitted to registering at three separate addresses to get extra votes. They would not remove her.'

Scottish Conservative leader Mr Carlaw has also been accused of fraudulent voting.

On November 30 he posted a tweet reading: 'Sending my postal vote for @PM4EastRen and speaking to residents across the constituency.'

And, today, he tweeted: 'I've just voted at Clarkston Hall for @PM4EastRen.

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Voters have been turned away for not having the correct paperwork at at least three of the five areas piloting a EU citizens have been wrongly told they could not vote in England’s local elections, raising fears Critics say voter fraud numbers are tiny and proposals would threaten democratic participation.

Her family say she was on the electoral roll at the beginning of the year and have hit out at her treatmentCredit: Hannah Freeman/Facebook. Students from Keele University were initially turned away and told they weren’t registered. But – on a day of confusion – they were then told to return to

'I voted to stop IndyRef2 and to get Nicola Sturgeon focused back on your schools and your hospitals, not separation.'

Explaining the reason for appearing to vote twice, the politician said on Twitter that he cast votes this morning 'on behalf of constituents'. 

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Voters have also criticised the UK's voting system, after saying that poll clerks had told them their name.

One tweeted: 'Just been to vote, lady at counter not happy at all, not received voting card, though received for last 20 years of living at same house.

'My turn, told them my address, he asked me if I was Paul Miller...

'I said, shouldn't I be telling YOU that... Not good.'

In a statement, the Electoral Commission said they take 'elecotral fraud very seriously'. 

'While proven cases of electoral fraud are rare, it remains a serious crime and those who commit it can be sentenced to time in prison,' said a spokesman.

'The primary responsibility for combating electoral fraud lies with the (Acting) Returning Officer and the Electoral Registration Officer(s) for each area, who work closely with their local police force.'

They recommended that anyone concerned about electoral fraud should read their media handbook. 

Cases of suspected electoral fraud should be reported to the police or crimestoppers. 

Polls are open until 10pm this evening. 

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