[E-voting] Compulsory voting

Ciaran Quinn election at polarbears.com
Sun Sep 11 15:37:12 IST 2005



Aengus Lawlor wrote:

>On Saturday, September 10, 2005 6:47 PM [EDT],
>Timothy Murphy <tim at birdsnest.maths.tcd.ie> wrote:
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>>Fraud in elections is quite a serious offence.
>>I knew a case in the UK where a doctor got a 2-year sentence
>>for sending in a postal vote in his daughter's name.
>>(The daughter reported him.)
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>Which reminds me - wasn't there a case where one of Charlie Haugheys
>election agents was registered in two different constituencies, and voted in
>both of them? Can anyone remember the outcome of the court case?
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I think that he was acquitted because it couldn't be proven that he 
actually voted twice but I think that the law was changed to make it an 
offence to request a second ballot paper, rather than to vote twice.

Ciaran




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