Police are investigating an allegation of personation in the Paisley North constituency.

Personation is when someone votes for someone else. A poll clerk reports the matter if they suspect personation to the returning officer, who tells the police.  If someone is prosecuted it comes with two years in prison and a fine

A Renfrewshire Council spokesperson said: “We have been made aware of an incident earlier today in the Paisley and Renfrewshire North constituency where a member of the public arrived at a polling station to place a vote to find that it had already been cast by another member of the public.

“The matter was reported to Police Scotland and as such is now subject to a police investigation.”

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