Police probe two allegations of electoral fraud in Edinburgh

The Edinburgh count. Picture: Lisa Ferguson
The Edinburgh count. Picture: Lisa Ferguson
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POLICE in Edinburgh are currently investigating two allegations of electoral fraud in the city.

It is understood the incidents, which involved someone allegedly illegally impersonating another voter with the intention of using their vote, occurred in Gorgie Dalry Parish Curch in Edinburgh South West and Edinburgh South Neighbourhood Office in Edinburgh South.

The ballot papers in question have now been identified and removed by police, who are believed to be looking for traces of DNA on the sheets in order to trace who cast the votes.

A council spokesman said: “Polling staff raised concerns over two possible cases of voter personation. This was immediately reported to Police Scotland who are now investigating.”