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Fraud: Elections

Volume 470: debated on Monday 7 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the timetable is for the full implementation of provisions on requiring signatures in polling stations. (176332)

The Government have previously explained that they intend to bring forward primary legislation to provide a clear requirement for electors in polling stations to sign for their ballot paper, and for the ballot paper to be withheld should an elector refuse to sign. We will bring forward such legislation when parliamentary time allows.