electoral fraud
Politics. Illegal interference with the process of an election, especially with the intent to stage a desired election outcome.

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  • Electoral roll — The electoral roll (or electoral register) is a listing of all those registered to vote in a particular area. The register facilitates the process of voting, helps to prevent fraud and may also be used to select people for jury duty. Electoral… …   Wikipedia

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