Turkey’s election watchdog denies claims over ghost voters for local polls

Source:Hurriyet Daily News Date:22Jan2019

Turkey’s High Election Board responded to allegations of voter registration fraud:


“Let me give you an example. The number of frozen registration of electorates was only 736 in the June 2018 parliamentary elections. This figure for the local polls is 56,495. We are seriously sensitive on this and we are doing our best to let our electorates vote at their real address. This is what the law says,” he said.

Güven informed that the YSK launched an investigation over the 6,000 people who were above the age of 100 in a list provided by the General Directorate of Civil Registration and Nationality before the New Year and dropped them from voters’ list as a result of the probe.