FINAL REPORT – Netherlands Provincial and water board elections 20/03/19

The mission deployed 6 observers in three teams of two. These were registered with The Netherlands’s Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations. These six observers were accredited to observe across The Netherlands. They made 62 separate observations across eight municipalities. This allowed the observer team to also assess four separate Provinces; North Holland, South…

FINAL REPORT – Newport West Parliamentary By-election 04/04/19

A team of 6 observers registered with, and accredited by, the UK’s Electoral Commission made 45 separate observations across the 55 different polling stations in the Newport West Parliamentary Constituency. This constituted approximately 82% percent of the polling stations in the area. Each observation was conducted in pairs to allow for objective observation following which…

PRELIMINARY STATEMENT – Northern Ireland local elections 02/05/19

Dr John Ault, Director of the election observer group, Democracy Volunteers, has today urged the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland to update polling station training ahead of voting on 23rd May European Elections, following observing significant levels of ‘family voting’ across Northern Ireland in Thursday’s local elections. Democracy Volunteers, deployed 24 observers across Northern Ireland…

PRELIMINARY STATEMENT – Voter ID Trials 02/05/19

Democracy Volunteers, the UK’s leading election observation group, has today been conducting observations across 4 of the voter ID trial councils to assess their potential impacts on the future of elections in the UK. This follows a voter ID trial over five areas in 2018, in which Democracy Volunteers observed all 5 councils. In 2018,…

PRELIMINARY STATEMENT – Finland Parliamentary Elections 14/04/19

Democracy Volunteers deployed twelve observers across Finland today for the Finnish Parliamentary elections. The team was made up of observers from the United Kingdom (7), Canada (2), Germany (1), Kosovo (1) and Italy (1). A team of five elections experts have been deployed since Monday 8th April with the Short Term Observers arriving on Thursday…

FINAL REPORT – Swedish Parliamentary Election 09/09/18

  Methodology The mission deployed 25 observers from 12 different countries in teams of two. They made 240 separate observations in 149 polling stations across Stockholm, Vasteras, Uppsala, Malmo and Gothenburg. The deployment of observers broke down as follows: Stockholm – 110 ballot boxes (46%) Gothenburg – 42 ballot boxes (17%) Malmo – 60 ballot…