Principal European officer, Highland Council
'Local authorities should concentrate on reassuring voters that fraud is very rare and that the likelihood of fraud being detected is very high.'
Scrutiny manager, South Oxfordshire DC
'The public believes fraud is rife and we need to restore confidence. More spot checks by police and returning officers would help.'
Assistant chief executive - people and quality, Oldham MBC
'The most immediate thing to be done is equipping the returning officer and his staff with more resources and statutory powers.'
Equalities and access officer, Monmouthshire CC
'The problems do not lie with postal voting as much as with proxy voting. Sample checks on postal and proxy vote applications would help.'
Children's fund programme manager, Redbridge Council for Voluntary Service
'There is an urgent need for individual voter registration with validation by signature, national insurance number and other data.'
Head of corporate development, South Oxfordshire DC