Electoral integrity, voter fraud and voter ID in polling stations: lessons from English local elections

  title={Electoral integrity, voter fraud and voter ID in polling stations: lessons from English local elections},
  author={Toby S. James and Alistair R. Clark},
  journal={Policy Studies},
  pages={190 - 209}
ABSTRACT Polling stations are at the fulcrum of the democratic process. They are the location where most voters exercise their democratic rights, but also one place where electoral fraud and irregularities may occur, both in consolidating and established democracies. This study provides a detailed analysis of the nature and frequency of electoral irregularities that are found in English local elections using original surveys of poll workers in 2018 and 2019 (n = 5659). It also identifies the… Expand
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