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Elections: Fraud

Question for Cabinet Office

UIN 56973, tabled on 12 December 2016

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent steps he has taken to tackle voter fraud; what plans his Department has to tackle such fraud in the future; and if he will make a statement.

Answered on

15 December 2016

The Government is committed to tackling fraud and making our electoral process more secure. We have introduced and developed Individual Electoral Registration over the past two years to tighten up the registration process and recently welcomed Sir Eric Pickles’ report on his review into electoral fraud to which we are giving careful attention as an important step in looking at improvements to the voting process. The Government will publish its report in due course.

Answered by

Cabinet Office
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