FINAL REPORT – Northern Ireland Local Elections 02/05/19

A team of 26 observers registered with, and accredited by, the UK’s Electoral Commission made 320 separate observations across the 1,463 different polling stations (ballot boxes) in Northern Ireland. This constituted approximately 22% percent of all of the polling stations in Northern Ireland. The observer team of 26 was made up of observers from the…

FINAL REPORT – Finland Parliamentary Elections 14/04/19

OVERVIEW The mission deployed in two waves: a core team for up to ten days and the rest of the shortterm observers for the weekend of the election. The mission deployed 12 observers in total which divided into six teams of two on polling day. These observers were all accredited with the Finnish Ministry of…

FINAL REPORT – Peterborough Parliamentary By-election 06/06/19

A team of 4 observers registered with, and accredited by, the UK’s Electoral Commission made 23 separate observations across 49 different polling stations in the Peterborough Parliamentary Constituency. This constituted approximately half of the polling stations in the area, bearing in mind some polling stations have dual arrangements for two polling districts. Each observation was conducted in pairs…

PRELIMINARY STATEMENT – Peterborough Parliamentary By-election 06/06/19

Democracy Volunteers has today conducted observations across the Peterborough parliamentary constituency. Given the high level of interest in the by-election, Democracy Volunteers deployed a team of four experienced observers across the constituency. The observers, working in teams of two, visited 23 polling stations, staying between 30 and 45 minutes in each. In each observation, our…

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…