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Electoral fraud data and analysis

On this page you can find police data on electoral fraud and our analysis of the data.

We collect, analyse and publish data from police forces about cases of alleged electoral fraud in the UK each year.

Our analysis of allegations of electoral fraud in 2016

You can read our latest analysis of allegations of electoral fraud in 2016 here.

View our analysis of allegations of electoral fraud 2016 (PDF)

Police data on electoral fraud in 2016

Below you can find the data behind our analysis of allegations of electoral fraud in 2016.

You can use our interactive tools to view the data. The raw data is also available in the spreadsheet below:

View full electoral fraud data from police forces from 2016 (XLS)

Our analysis of allegations of electoral fraud

We analyse allegations of electoral fraud each year.

Police data on electoral fraud in previous years

We have now published historic data from 2010 and 2011. While every effort was made to ensure that this information is up to date in cooperation with the relevant police forces, this was not always possible due to the significant time which has elapsed since these cases were first recorded.

As a result, cases recorded as under investigation should be taken to only indicate that it was not possible to gain an update on the eventual outcome.

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