Fears raised on Cornwall second home votes

A Cornish MP has raised concerns that some second home owners are voting twice in elections.

Dan Rogerson, Liberal Democrat MP for North Cornwall, claims councils are not checking whether people with two homes are casting their ballot twice.

Cornwall Council has already agreed to write to everyone on the electoral roll to remind them how the rules work.

He is to meet the Electoral Commission to discuss his concerns.

Another Liberal Democrat, Cornwall Councillor Jeremy Rowe, has written about the issue to Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg.

It is an offence to try to vote more than once in an election, risking a £5,000 fine.

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