FINAL REPORT – USA General Election 03/11/2020

The main challenge to observation was the incapacity to deploy any of our observers to the United States in person. This meant we had to readjust our usual methods of operation and team interaction. Meetings were held remotely, and weekly sessions were set up for the entire team to meet and discuss aspects of the … Continue reading FINAL REPORT – USA General Election 03/11/2020

INTERIM STATEMENT – Scottish By-Elections October-November 2020

Democracy Volunteers is the UK's largest election observation group and it has been assessing the recent council by-election in Scotland by attending polling stations and holding meetings with election officials online. Today the group has issued an interim statement on its recommendations ahead of the May Parliamentary elections in Scotland. The final report will be issued once the other by-elections have … Continue reading INTERIM STATEMENT – Scottish By-Elections October-November 2020

Observing elections has never been more important

Statement on the recent events in Washington D.C. The past 24 hours has seen dramatic and tragic events unfolding on Capitol Hill as the United States Congress met to confirm the democratically elected President and Vice-President who are due to take office on 20th January.Over the past four months Democracy Volunteers has been observing the … Continue reading Observing elections has never been more important

FINAL REPORT – Ireland General Election 08/02/20

Methodology 13 observers were registered by Democracy Volunteers with the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government (DHPLG) and local Returning Officers (ROs). They were divided into teams of 2 or 3, and made 126 separate observations of polling stations across Ireland. Observers from the UK, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Canada, China and Ireland made … Continue reading FINAL REPORT – Ireland General Election 08/02/20

FINAL REPORT – UK General Election 12/12/19

Methodology 198 observers registered by Democracy Volunteers with the Electoral Commission, as well as three observers who directly accredited themselves with the Commission, made up in teams of 2, made 1,042 separate observations of polling stations across the United Kingdom. We observed polling operations in 121 of the UK’s 650 parliamentary constituencies. Teams were deployed … Continue reading FINAL REPORT – UK General Election 12/12/19

FINAL REPORT – Gibraltar General Election 17/10/19

Methodology The mission deployed in two waves: a core team was located in Gibraltar for one week around the election and two short term observers deployed primarily for polling day and the days immediately before and after. The team consisted of three observers from the United Kingdom and one from the Republic of Ireland. These … Continue reading FINAL REPORT – Gibraltar General Election 17/10/19

PRELIMINARY STATEMENT – UK General Election 12/12/19

Democracy Volunteers has today conducted polling station observations across the UK. Given the high level of interest in the election, Democracy Volunteers accredited and deployed a team of 200 observers across over 120 parliamentary constituencies in all the nations of the UK and all the English regions. The short term observers, recruited from over 40 … Continue reading PRELIMINARY STATEMENT – UK General Election 12/12/19

FINAL REPORT – Brecon and Radnorshire Parliamentary By-election 01/08/19

A team of 6 observers registered with, and accredited by, the UK’s Electoral Commission made 37 separate observations out of the 93 different polling stations in the Brecon and Radnorshire Parliamentary Constituency. Each observation was conducted in pairs to allow for objective observation, following which the two observers agreed their opinions of the electoral process before submitting data … Continue reading FINAL REPORT – Brecon and Radnorshire Parliamentary By-election 01/08/19