INTERIM REPORT – Lewisham East Parliamentary By-election 14/06/18

A team of 4 observers registered with, and accredited by, the UK’s Electoral Commission, made 38 separate observations in 36 different polling stations across the Lewisham East Parliamentary Constituency. This constituted approximately 88% percent of the polling stations in the area. Each observation was conducted in pairs to allow for objective observation and they then agreed their opinions of the electoral…

FINAL REPORT – Tower Hamlets Mayoral and Council Elections 03/05/18

The mission deployed a series of observers to attend several aspects of the electoral process in Tower Hamlets. Before polling day a team of 2 attended the Council’s briefing to presiding officers and polling clerks (17/04/18).  This team subsequently held a meeting with Robert Curtis – Tower Hamlets’ Head of Electoral Services – to find…

SPECIAL REPORT – Voter ID Pilots in English Local Elections 03/05/18

Democracy Volunteers deployed teams across the five councils conducting Voter ID Pilots on May 3rd. Teams of observers were deployed as follows: Bromley          2 Teams of four observers Gosport           1 Team of four observers Swindon          2 Teams of four observers Watford           1 Team of four observers Woking           2 Teams of two observers…

FINAL REPORT – Netherlands Municipal Elections & Advisory Referendum 21/03/18

The mission deployed 4 observers in two teams of two. These were registered with The Netherlands’s Ministry of The Interior and Kingdom Relations. These four observers were accredited to observe across The Netherlands. They made 44 separate observations across the several municipalities.  They were: Amsterdam 17 Observations, The Hague 13 Observations, Leiden 6 Observations, Delft…

FINAL REPORT – Finnish Presidential Election 28/01/18

The mission deployed 6 observers in three teams of two. These were registered with Finland’s Ministry of Justice, and accredited to observe across Finland. They made 41 separate observations in 40 polling stations across the greater Helsinki area, including both Helsinki and Espoo. Each observation was conducted in pairs to allow for objective observation and…

INTERIM REPORT – Alyn & Deeside National Assembly for Wales By-Election 06/02/18

A team of 6 observers registered with, and accredited by, the UK’s Electoral Commission, made 44 separate observations in 41 different polling stations across the Alyn and Deeside National Assembly constituency. This constituted approximately 98 percent of the polling stations in the area Each observation was conducted in pairs to allow for objective observation and they then agreed their…

INTERIM REPORT – Catalonian Regional Elections 21/12/17

Four teams made up of 12 researchers, sorted into teams of 2, 3 or 4, toured Catalonia on 21st December 2017 to assess the quality of the election. The team was made of researchers from the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, France, Italy and Norway. They made 81 separate visits across the region, primarily…

FINAL REPORT – Norwegian Parliamentary Elections 11/09/17

Three teams made up of 6 observers made up in teams of two (with a local translator), who were registered with Norway’s Directorate of Elections, and accredited by the Norwegian Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation made 53 separate observations in 53 polling stations across the greater Oslo area. Each observation was conducted in pairs…

FINAL REPORT – UK General Election 08/06/17

Twenty teams made up of 73 observers made up in teams of 2, 3 or 4, who were registered with the UK’s Electoral Commission, made 642 separate observations in 507 polling stations across the United Kingdom. We observed in 66 of the UK’s 650 parliamentary constituencies. Teams were deployed to all the English regions as…

INTERIM REPORT – UK General Election 08/06/17

Twenty teams made up of 73 observers made up in teams of 2, 3 or 4, who were registered with the UK’s Electoral Commission, made 650 separate observations in 485 polling stations across the United Kingdom. Teams were deployed to all the English regions as well as in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Observers came from around the world, including 10…