4 Detained for Questioning Amid Fraudulent Proxy Form Allegations
Four arrests have been made today into allegations of corrupt or illegal practice within the proxy voting process for the upcoming Douglas East by-election.
So far details are sketchy but what we do know is that two women aged 23 and 24, and two men aged 47 and 49 have been detained at Police Headquarters for questioning.
Proxy voting is the process of getting somebody to vote in place of you, if you are psychically unable too or off Island.
The information passed onto the Attorney General that sparked the investigation was that corrupt and fraudulent use of the proxy voting forms had taken place.
When asked in Keys this morning about the investigation the Chief Minister refrained to comment other than to say the allegations are presently under investigation.
6 people are up for the Douglas East by-election, the winner will take Phil Braidwood’s vacant spot in the House of Keys – the results will be announced on Thursday.