FINAL REPORT – Tower Hamlets Elections 2022

Executive Summary Democracy Volunteers deployed 10 observers to the London Borough of Tower Hamlets on 5th May 2022. These observers formed teams of two and attended 96 of the 109 polling places. There are 74 polling venues in Tower Hamlets, some with two ballot boxes. These observers spent between 30 minutes and 60 minutes at … Continue reading FINAL REPORT – Tower Hamlets Elections 2022

Democracy Under Stress: A report into elections funding in England

As part of our work in 2021 we have been increasingly aware of the mounting costs that elections incur, whether this has been through our interlocutor meetings, media reports or from statements from the Association of Electoral Administrators. As well as the local elections in England in May, and the parliamentary elections in Scotland and … Continue reading Democracy Under Stress: A report into elections funding in England

FINAL REPORT – The English Regional Mayoralties

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough, Greater Manchester, West Midlands, West of England and West Yorkshire. These elections were very well run by staff who were faced by an extraordinary situation.  The Covid security put in place for the elections was impressive and generally followed the recommendations of Public Health England and the UK’s Electoral Commission. The nature … Continue reading FINAL REPORT – The English Regional Mayoralties

SPECIAL ELECTION REPORT – Blind and Partially Sighted Voters in London

Blind and Partially Sighted Voters continue to face extensive challenges in aspects of voter registration, polling day operations and having equal access to a secret ballot as other voters.We believe the various court cases that have stated that access for blind and partially sighted voters is ‘‘a parody of the electoral process”. The secret ballot … Continue reading SPECIAL ELECTION REPORT – Blind and Partially Sighted Voters in London

FINAL REPORT – London Mayoral and Assembly Elections 2021

Overview These elections were very well run by staff who were faced by an extraordinary situation. The Covid security put in place for the elections was impressive and generally followed the recommendations of Public Health England and the UK’s Electoral Commission. The nature of many polling places can mean that the social distancing expected was … Continue reading FINAL REPORT – London Mayoral and Assembly Elections 2021

FINAL REPORT – Scottish Parliament Elections 2021

Overview These elections were very well run by staff who were faced by an extraordinary situation. The Covid security put in place for the elections was impressive and generally followed the recommendations of the Electoral Management Board for Scotland and the UK’s Electoral Commission. The nature of many polling places, especially in smaller communities, can … Continue reading FINAL REPORT – Scottish Parliament Elections 2021

FINAL REPORT – Welsh Senedd & Police and Crime Commissioner Elections 2021

Overview These elections were very well run by staff who were faced by an extraordinary situation. The Covid security put in place for the elections was impressive and generally followed the recommendations of Public Health Bodies and the UK’s Electoral Commission. The nature of many polling places, especially in smaller communities, can mean that the … Continue reading FINAL REPORT – Welsh Senedd & Police and Crime Commissioner Elections 2021

FINAL REPORT – Scottish By-Elections 2020-2021

This project comes at a critical and challenging time not only for elections and elections staff but for wider society, as restrictions on citizens’ freedoms are in place to help prevent the spread of Covid-19. Due to this, our observation methodology was altered to reflect these health considerations to ensure the health of the wider … Continue reading FINAL REPORT – Scottish By-Elections 2020-2021