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Ballot stuffing

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Ballot stuffing is considered to be a type of vote fraud. It is the illegal act whereby a person permitted only one vote submits multiple ballots.[1]

Forms of ballot stuffing

Ballot stuffing can take various forms. For example, ballot stuffing occurs when:[2]

  • A person instead of casting votes in a single booth casts his/her vote in multiple booths.
  • A person casts vote on behalf of people who did not show up to the polls. This type of ballot stuffing is known as "telegraphing."
  • A person votes will be cast by those who are long dead or by fictitious characters. This is known as "padding."

Detection of ballot-stuffing depends a great deal on how organized the record-keeping is at a polling precinct. Most election systems match the number of persons showing up to vote with the number of ballots cast and/or prepare the forms so that they are difficult to fake.[3]

Other types of vote fraud

Commonly acknowledged types of vote fraud are:

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See also

Ballotpedia:Index of Terms

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