Suspected voter fraud | THE DAILY HERALD

An investigation is underway into possible irregularities with proxy votes ahead of Wednesday’s elections in Bonaire, announced Island Governor Edison Rijna and Chief Prosecutor Bote ter Steege.

Twenty files of potential cases were prepared by the Main Voting Bureau and authorities started questioning persons who may have been involved. They warned that this type of offence carries a prison sentence of six months plus a fine of almost US $6,000. During the 2015 election more than 1,000 proxies were issued, representing about one Island Council seat. There was a single complaint of proxy misuse at the time, but it was too vague.

Source: The Daily Herald