Key findings from cases of alleged electoral fraud in 2017
Headline figures from data on cases of alleged electoral fraud in 2017 are:
As of 31 January 2018, there has been one conviction which was in connection with an allegation of personation in polling stations.
Suspects in eight cases had accepted police cautions:
- four were in relation to registration offences
- two were personation when voting by post
- one was a false statement on a nomination form
- one was a return of election expenses.
|Outcomes of allegations||Number|
|No further action||207|
|Prosecution advice awaited||7|
|Court proceeding initiated||2|
Almost half (165 cases) of all cases of alleged electoral fraud reported were campaign offences. The majority of these were imprint offences (96 cases).
The majority of cases (289) either resulted in no further action (207) or were locally resolved (82).
|Type of offence||Number|
Police data on electoral fraud
- Electoral administrator
- Electoral fraud
- Political party
- UK wide