Police must charge those responsible

The reports:

The Registrar of Electors has completed their investigation into enrolment irregularities in the electoral roll for the Papatoetoe area of Auckland and removed 306 enrolments.

That is attempted fraud on a huge scale. The 306 people who were told to enrol at addresses where they do not live should be prosecuted themselves unless they reveal who was the mastermind that arranged this – because of course it must have been co-ordinated.

The ballot papers go out today. If a candidate was involved in this attempted fraud, the public need to know this before they vote. I hope the Police assign enough resources to this case (normally electoral matters are ranked below jay walking) so that the investigation is completed swiftly (but thoroughly).

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