Observing elections to improve democracy
A team of 8 observers, registered with the UK’s Electoral Commission, made 103 separate observations in 58 different polling stations across the Tooting Parliamentary constituency.
Each team was split into pairs to allow for objective observation and they then agreed their opinions of the electoral process before submitting data to the central team. The survey was conducted online so data was collected, and could be checked, live.
The observations generally took between thirty and forty-five minutes per polling station as the observers were asked to ensure that they attempted to see the entire process, which included staff greeting electors on arrival at the polling station.
Click the link below for the Interim Report on the Tooting By-Election.