Observing elections to improve democracy
A team of four observers, registered with the UK’s Electoral Commission, made 73 separate observations in 52 different polling stations across Bristol.
Each observation teams 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 fifteen and thirty 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.
Each team of observers was contacted throughout the day by the central team to ensure that observation was as uniform as possible.
Click the Link below for the Final Report for the local elections in Bristol.