March 22, 2018 10:54 IST

Russia election: 17 people appear to cast votes twice, election official says 'they could be twins'

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A voter casting a ballot at polling station number 216 (L) and walking with a ballot at a polling station number 217. Credit: Reuters
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A voter casting a ballot at polling station number 216 (L) and approaching a box before casting a ballot at a polling station number 217, during Sunday's presidential election in Ust-Djeguta, Russia. The voter, asked by a Reuters reporter why he was voting for a second time, ignored the question and walked away. Credit: Reuters
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A voter holding a ballot before casting it at polling station number 216 (L) and casting a ballot at polling station number 215. The voter was asked by a Reuters reporter why he was voting for a second time and answered "No, this is the first time I voted". Credit: Reuters
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A voter casting a ballot at polling station number 217 (L) and casting a ballot at polling station number 216. Credit: Reuters
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Ludmila Sklyarevskaya, who denied voting multiple times, casting a ballot at polling station number 215 (L) and casting a ballot at polling station number 216. Credit: Reuters
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A voter casting a ballot at polling station number 216 (L), walking before casting a ballot at polling station 217 (C) and casting a ballot at polling station number 215. Credit: Reuters
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A voter visiting polling station number 217 (L) and walking before entering a polling station number 216. Credit: Reuters