How to report electoral fraud concerns in Tower Hamlets

Tower Hamlets Council and the Metropolitan Police have launched a new web reporting tool to enable people to report any concerns they might have about possible electoral fraud.

The form is available on the council’s website and, once completed, concerns raised are sent straight through to the Returning Officer, Elections Team and the Police teams.

They will investigate and take appropriate action based on the information received.

Electoral fraud police contacts

If you don’t want to use the web form you can contact the police directly by:

  • Email:
  • Call 101
  • Contact Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111 and they will pass the information on to Tower Hamlets Police

You can find out more about electoral offences on the Electoral Commission website here (PDF) or read our brief summary below.

Electoral offences

  • Bribery – giving a person cash or other benefit to influence / buy votes
  • Treating – provide any food, drink or entertainment to corruptly influence any voter
  • Undue influence – threats to make someone vote
  • Personation – voting as someone else (including dead people, natch)
  • Breaches of ballot secrecy (mainly at election count)
  • Campaign publicity material – election campaign publicity material must contain an ‘imprint’ stating who it is published by, must not resemble a poll card and not contain a false statement
  • Racial hatred
  • Police officers acting as canvassers
  • False statements about a candidate’s personal character or
  • conduct
  • Providing a false statement on a nomination paper.
  • False registration information
  • False postal/proxy voting application
  • Multiple voting and proxy voting offences


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