Forms of ballot stuffing
Ballot stuffing can take various forms. For example, ballot stuffing occurs when:
- 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.
Other types of vote fraud
Commonly acknowledged types of vote fraud are:
Ballot stuffing news
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- Foreign Policy.com, "The Science of Ballot Box Stuffing"
- Star Tribune.com, "Voter fraud: Stuffing ballot boxes or the stuff of myth?"
- Huffington Post, "Ballot Stuffing"
- The Washington Post, "Selling votes is common type of election fraud"