Mohammad Zain Qureshi, 21, confessed that he voted two times during the general election in UK in June, The Independent reported.
The young man was twice registered at his home address with only slight changes in his name, which enabled him to cast his vote for the Labour Party both by post and personally.
Qureshi wrote about his move on Twitter and after being identified, he pleaded guilty and was fined 150 pounds. He was also ordered to pay 230 pounds for additional costs, including those of the prosecution.
Social media users were quick to react to the news.
Expect lots of Labour Students to be nervously deleting posts in their timelines. Hope everyone got screenshots 😂— Comrade Ninjamooseki (@ninjamoose101) 18 декабря 2017 г.
@ComfortableBlue Quite easy fir students to do if living away from home. We need a Unique National identity number— Sally frise (@FriseSally) 18 декабря 2017 г.
How incredibly stupid, and criminal. To announce it on twitter! Not much hope for the country if this is the standard of student being turned out.— David Catherall (@davidcatherall2) 18 декабря 2017 г.
What sort of penalty is that. Hardly going to deter people doing it.— HelenaSz (@NommeDeTwit) 18 декабря 2017 г.
How many more undetected?
I'm actually quite incensed, British democracy is a right to cherish not cheat.
DI Gail Granville, of the Special Enquiry Team, told the newspaper that this year he and his colleagues were informed about dozens of allegations of electoral fraud.
The latest general election in the UK took place on June 8, 2017.
The Labour Party made historic gains during the election, but the Conservatives returned to power, despite the fact that they lost their parliamentary majority and had to form a minority government with the support of the DUP.