Two men have been arrested and charged with forgery over alleged Super City voter fraud.
Detective Inspector Mark Gutry said the men, aged 39 and 36, would appear in the Manukau District Court today.
He said the forgery charges were representative and more could follow.
Mr Gutry said police officers had been working closely with the Electoral Enrolment Centre "to ensure a credible and democratic process in the upcoming local body election".
That's welcome news. Regardless of what political affiliation these men have, the offending that has been reported to date is very serious, and strikes at the heart of the democratic process.
So it will be interesting to observe the outcome of the court hearing this afternoon. Will the judge before whom these men appear take any notice of proposed changes to name suppression laws announced by Justice Minister Simon Power this morning? Surely, if either of the accused men is a candidate for public office, the voting public must be informed.