Kerry TD wants allegation of interference with supplementary register of voters investigated

A Kerry TD wants an allegation of interference with the supplementary register of voters investigated.

Gardaí confirmed they are making preliminary enquiries, following allegations of interference with the supplementary register of voters in Kerry.

The allegations centre on the charge that a person gathered up forms for applications to the supplementary register of electors, got them signed by members of the public, and then may have had an individual Garda stamp them without being in the presence of the people the forms relate to.

It’s understood the allegations relate to the Killarney Electoral Area.

It comes ahead of voting in the local and European elections, and divorce referendum tomorrow week.

Kerry TD John Brassil says the register of voters is sacrosanct, and the allegation put forward must be examined to ensure the public’s confidence in the voting system.

He adds that any irregularity has to be investigated.