By Wendy Williams
A STRING of irregularities have been detected on electoral rolls around Andalucia in the run up to the May elections.
The Electoral Census Bureau has already found discrepancies on the so-called ‘padrons’ of 22 towns in Malaga and a further 16 in Granada.
The towns – which have not yet been named – must now provide an explanation to the Central Electoral Board which is working to prevent fraud in the forthcoming elections on May 22.
The National Institute of Statistics, which houses the Census Bureau, has a system in place to detect suspiciously high numbers of people registering as voters, in comparison to 2007.
Irregularities have so far been detected in 295 towns throughout Spain, of which 121 have failed to offer an explanation.
In addition to the automatic alerts, the bureau is also investigating complaints from private individuals and political groups in 14 municipalities.