A council communications chief, who was suspended after giving tips on how to influence an online poll, is facing a disciplinary hearing.
The e-mail gave technical advice on how to influence the vote
Paul Masterman e-mailed colleagues at Shropshire County Council advising them on how they could vote more than once.
The poll, on the BBC Shropshire Where I Live site, asked if people were for or against a merger of local authorities in the county. It has since closed.
A date for the disciplinary hearing has not yet been set.
A statement from Shropshire County Council said its internal investigation had been completed.
Mr Masterman has since apologised for sending the e-mail, which gave council staff technical advice on how to get around software on the BBC website which aims to keep polls accurate.
When it closed, with thousands of votes already registered, 36% were in favour of the merger with 64% against it.