We take the risk of electoral fraud very seriously.

Throughout the year, all police forces across the UK send us data about allegations of electoral fraud that they receive and investigate.

Every year we report on the number, type, and outcome of these allegations, so that you can understand what’s happened and how cases are resolved.


In 2018, there was no evidence of large-scale electoral fraud.

Of the 266 cases that were investigated by the police, one led to a conviction, and two suspects accepted police cautions.

In 2017, there was one conviction and eight suspects accepted police cautions.