Police are investigating allegations of voter fraud in the Scottish referendum in Glasgow, election officials have confirmed.
Colin Edgar from Glasgow City Council told Sky’s Kay Burley police were called in after evidence emerged of 10 possible incidents of electoral fraud in the city.
The allegations appear to centre on attempts at personation at some polling stations.
Mr Edgar said:
“We’ve had a number of suggestions over the course of the day that people have turned up at the polling station to vote and they appear to have voted already.
“This is called personation if it turns out to be what it actually is.
“So what’s happening tonight is we know which boxes those votes went into and we know the numbers on the votes, so the police have asked us to identify those votes, to take them away, keep them for evidence and hand them to them.”
Mr Edgar said presiding officers had alerted officials to incidents of possible electoral fraud.
“Somebody turned up to vote, they gave their name, the presiding officer went to cross off their name on their list of voters to give them a ballot paper and found that their name had already been crossed off and a ballot paper already issued to somebody who apparently had the same name.”