There is no evidence of any large-scale postal voting fraud in Wales, First Minister Rhodri Morgan said today.
Last week six Labour councillors were found guilty of an electoral fraud in Birmingham that the judge said would "disgrace a banana republic".
Today Plaid Cymru AM Jocelyn Davies said concerns about the safety of postal voting could undermine confidence in the electoral process.
She asked Mr Morgan: "What are you going to do to stop fraudulent postal votes in Wales?"
Mr Morgan said: "We have no evidence of systematic fraud, either under the traditional system of voting because of the risks of impersonation or under postal votes as well.
"If it's there it's probably there, here and there, in tiny little numbers, and it's there in conventional systems as well.
"You can, if you are totally determined to, impersonate, as well as you can fiddle the postal vote if you know how to bribe the postman and so forth, but there is no evidence of that taking place in Wales.
"I do believe you should not create scares when there is no evidence of that in Wales."