Turkey's main opposition party warns against votes by the 'walking dead'
ANKARA - Doğan News AgencyTurkey's main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has warned its provincial and district branches over possible election fraud, particularly in regard to those who might attempt to cast votes on behalf of dead people.
CHP Deputy Chairman Bülent Tezcan and Secretary General Gürsel Tekin have sent circulars to provincial and district branches ahead of the crucial parliamentary elections on June 7, instructing them to conduct a serious check of identities, submit objections and prevent the use of proxy votes.
In the circular, the CHP stressed “serious suspicion” about possible votes by Syrian and other refugees on behalf of dead people whose information was not corrected in the register of electors.
The CHP asked ballot board members to compare the physical appearance and birth date of the voters and take statements down in the event of inconsistencies.