RCMP close file on election fraud allegations

No charges will be laid, says Chilliwack's Chief Election Officer

The RCMP have closed the case of improper voting in the most recent Chilliwack municipal election.

Following the Nov. 15 elections, allegations were made to authorities over multiple voting. Many of those claims were made on social media. City of Chilliwack officials launched an investigation through the RCMP. The Chief Election Officer, Carol Friesen, has issued a release to inform the public that the process is now complete, and states “an investigation conducted by the RCMP did not reveal sufficient evidence to warrant prosecution.”

The file has been closed, and no further action will be taken.

Friesen added that while no charges will be laid, the investigation was an  important part of the election process.

“Citizens expect that the rules for elections will be strictly followed so that the outcomes will reflect the will of the electors,” she said.

The investigation was completed with the help on an Ontario company called Datafix, which specializes in election data processing.