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New Yorkers’ plan to illegally vote by shaving heads foiled

The NYPD is investigating allegations that about a dozen people tried to vote illegally in The Bronx on Thursday — by shaving their heads to change their appearance, The Post has learned.

The incident took place around 2 p.m. when the group of would-be voters entered an early-voting site at St. Frances de Chantal Church in Throggs Neck, law enforcement sources said.

Despite their attempts at disguise, a person at the polling place recognized them as having voted there previously and confronted them, sources said.

The group ran out and got away in two vehicles, but the person followed them, recorded the license plates and called 911, sources said.

Investigators are tracking down the vehicles and seeking surveillance video of the would-be voters from the time of the incident and any other time they visited the church at 190 Hollywood Ave., sources said.

Under state law, anyone who votes more than once in an election — or even attempts to do so — is guilty of a felony.

City Board of Elections Secretary Fred Umane said election officials were briefed about the incident during a board meeting later Thursday.

“They were voting more than once or we wouldn’t be talking about it,” said Umane, Manhattan’s Republican election commissioner.

In a statement, a BOE spokeswoman said, “Poll workers at the site observed some suspicious activity, they reported the matter and it is currently being investigated by the NYPD.”

The parish of St. Frances de Chantal was formerly headed by the late “S&M priest” Peter Miqueli, who resigned in 2015 amid allegations he embezzled $1 million to pay for sessions as a sexual “slave” to bodybuilder Keith Crist.

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