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

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

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

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

PRELIMINARY STATEMENT – Brecon and Radnorshire Parliamentary By-election 01/08/19

Democracy Volunteers has today conducted observations across the Brecon and Radnorshire parliamentary constituency. Given the high level of interest in the by-election, Democracy Volunteers deployed a team of six experienced observers across the constituency. The observers, working in teams of two visited 37 of the 93 polling stations, staying between 30 and 45 minutes in … Continue reading PRELIMINARY STATEMENT – Brecon and Radnorshire Parliamentary By-election 01/08/19

FINAL REPORT – European Parliamentary Elections (UK & Netherlands) 23/05/19

Democracy Volunteers deployed two teams to observe the national elections to the European Parliament in the UK and The Netherlands. A third team was deployed to the same elections in Belgium, which features in a separate, forthcoming report. Because of the ongoing debate concerning the UK’s membership of the European Union a decision was made … Continue reading FINAL REPORT – European Parliamentary Elections (UK & Netherlands) 23/05/19

FINAL REPORT – Northern Ireland Local Elections 02/05/19

A team of 26 observers registered with, and accredited by, the UK’s Electoral Commission made 320 separate observations across the 1,463 different polling stations (ballot boxes) in Northern Ireland. This constituted approximately 22% percent of all of the polling stations in Northern Ireland. The observer team of 26 was made up of observers from the … Continue reading FINAL REPORT – Northern Ireland Local Elections 02/05/19