Extra staff are being brought in to act as "Greeters" at polling stations. The government says the staff are needed to ensure voters have the required I.D. and has denied rumours that a contract to supply the extra staff was given to the Wagner Group PMC.
The Minister for Corrupt Elections explained that Wagner Group employees are fully committed in Russia for the foreseeable future, so wouldn't have been able to supply the extra staff; then went on to lament the demise of the Met's Special Patrol Group who would have discovered whether voters had the required I.D. by strip searching them.
Instead the government is proposing to offer other hardened criminals shorter sentences if they sign up to do the work and meet the government's targets.