Observing elections to improve democracy
In 2012, a team of five observers were kindly invited by the City of Richmond, the state capitol of Virginia, to observe the US electoral process in the United States. We observed 22 polling stations across the city.
There was also a senatorial election in Virginia on the same day.
Before polling day we discussed the electoral process with both of the main political parties and attended an eve-of-poll rally being organised by the Democratic Party in Virginia.
Vice-President Joe Biden was the main speaker.