Garda probe into postal ballot surge in Sligo local elections
Active GAA player had his name signed without his knowledge on a postal ballot application categorising him as physically disabled.
Gardaí are investigating how an active GAA player was categorised as physically disabled in order to receive a postal ballot for the local elections. The probe forms part of an investigation into the unusual surge in postal ballot applications in a single electoral district in Sligo in last year’s local elections.
The Business Post understands that gardaí have interviewed a GAA player in Sligo in recent weeks as part of their investigation....
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