Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

VOTE: Criminal prosecution launched for video with instructions for election fraud

THE POLICE are dealing with the case of a voter who attempted to encourage others to fraudulently vote several times. The man published a video on the internet instructing citizens how to vote three times in the elections.

THE POLICE are dealing with the case of a voter who attempted to encourage others to fraudulently vote several times. The man published a video on the internet instructing citizens how to vote three times in the elections.

“Criminal prosecution was launched in the case, two crimes are suspected,” Police Corps Vice-President Ľubomír Ábel said to a press conference on March 16, as quoted by the SITA newswire. The suspected crimes are the marring of the elections and the violation of other people’s rights.

The Central Election Commission on the election day took note of an initiative of one Slovak citizen who was trying to prove to other voters that if they want to, they can vote even three times; once using their ID and twice using their passport.

The Commission condemned his conduct, saying that he abused the status of the citizens who do not have permanent residence in Slovakia, and who are allowed to vote in the presidential election without having to prove that their permanent residence is outside Slovakia. They only needed to prove their citizenship with their passport.

If proved guilty, the man could be sentenced to one to five years in prison.

Apart from this incident, the election was one of the calmest from the security perspective, Abel said. The police received 13 motions before the election day, in six of those cases they have launched criminal prosecution. It is mostly cases of harming other persons’ possessions, in connection with the billboards, or cases of badmouthing.

During the election night, the police recorded 10 motions and started criminal prosecution in four of them.

The processing of personal data is subject to our Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy. Before submitting your e-mail address, please make sure to acquaint yourself with these documents.

Top stories

Vallo: I will face up to the people no matter what

The new Bratislava mayor has four broad priorities to accomplish.

Matúš Vallo discusses the municipal elections at the SME daily.

Slovakia has many skilful people. Students should meet them

The new project by the Pontis Foundation tries to motivate young people through stories of successful business people.

The presentation of This is 21 project

Fico sticks with his old-style politics

Only the former PM knows whether the inspiration for his latest stunt was the success of the For A Decent Slovakia-supported candidates in the municipal elections.

Denník N: Danko is a plagiarist

The daily analysed the thesis identical to that of Parliament's Speaker Andrej Danko to find it was copied from textbooks.

Speaker of Parliament Andrej Danko