Clause 6 - Offences
Electoral Fraud (Northern Ireland) Bill
Mr Peter Robinson (Belfast East, DUP)
The argument was never that someone could not validly register more than once; it was that they could not vote more than once. They could not vote more than once in parliamentary assembly, local government or European elections. I draw on the passage quoted by the hon. Gentleman to aid the argument that I have advanced: the chief electoral officer says that even though it is permissible to register at more than one address,
``it is an offence to vote more than once...in more than one electoral area at such a local election.''