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Probe launched into student votes

The Electoral Commission is to investigate evidence of polling irregularities in the general election held in June, after some students claimed they had voted twice.

Today’s papers

The news dominates the front page of the Daily Mail. It quotes a statement from the electoral watchdog, which states: “ Although people may lawfully be registered to vote in more than one place in certain circumstances, it is troubling that some voters appear to have admitted voting more than once at the general election, which is an offence. Urgent action is needed to reduce both the scale and the administrative impact of duplicate registration applications ahead of future polls. Information is held locally, which means that duplicate applications are not automatically detected if a voter applies online and by post.”

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