FINAL REPORT – English Local Elections (including Voter ID Trials) 02/05/19

Democracy Volunteers deployed teams across the four councils conducting Voter ID Pilots on May 2nd. Teams of observers were deployed to Derby, Pendle, Mid-Sussex and Woking. The selection of these four councils was partly based on the specific nature of Derby and Pendle, having previously been identified as areas of concern in the so-called “Pickles … Continue reading FINAL REPORT – English Local Elections (including Voter ID Trials) 02/05/19

FINAL REPORT – Newport West Parliamentary By-election 04/04/19

A team of 6 observers registered with, and accredited by, the UK’s Electoral Commission made 45 separate observations across the 55 different polling stations in the Newport West Parliamentary Constituency. This constituted approximately 82% percent of the polling stations in the area. Each observation was conducted in pairs to allow for objective observation following which … Continue reading FINAL REPORT – Newport West Parliamentary By-election 04/04/19

PRELIMINARY STATEMENT – Northern Ireland local elections 02/05/19

Dr John Ault, Director of the election observer group, Democracy Volunteers, has today urged the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland to update polling station training ahead of voting on 23rd May European Elections, following observing significant levels of ‘family voting’ across Northern Ireland in Thursday’s local elections. Democracy Volunteers, deployed 24 observers across Northern Ireland … Continue reading PRELIMINARY STATEMENT – Northern Ireland local elections 02/05/19

PRELIMINARY STATEMENT – Voter ID Trials 02/05/19

Democracy Volunteers, the UK’s leading election observation group, has today been conducting observations across 4 of the voter ID trial councils to assess their potential impacts on the future of elections in the UK. This follows a voter ID trial over five areas in 2018, in which Democracy Volunteers observed all 5 councils. In 2018, … Continue reading PRELIMINARY STATEMENT – Voter ID Trials 02/05/19

PRELIMINARY STATEMENT (UPDATED) – Newport West Parliamentary By-election 04/04/19

Democracy Volunteers deployed six observers across the Newport West constituency for today’s parliamentary by-election. The teams worked in teams of two to monitor and report on the polling day operation. In general, the polling staff were welcoming and engaged well with the deployment of independent observers. The team attended 42 polling stations across the constituency … Continue reading PRELIMINARY STATEMENT (UPDATED) – Newport West Parliamentary By-election 04/04/19

INTERIM REPORT – Lewisham East Parliamentary By-election 14/06/18

A team of 4 observers registered with, and accredited by, the UK’s Electoral Commission, made 38 separate observations in 36 different polling stations across the Lewisham East Parliamentary Constituency. This constituted approximately 88% percent of the polling stations in the area. Each observation was conducted in pairs to allow for objective observation and they then agreed their opinions of the electoral … Continue reading INTERIM REPORT – Lewisham East Parliamentary By-election 14/06/18

FINAL REPORT – Tower Hamlets Mayoral and Council Elections 03/05/18

The mission deployed a series of observers to attend several aspects of the electoral process in Tower Hamlets. Before polling day a team of 2 attended the Council’s briefing to presiding officers and polling clerks (17/04/18).  This team subsequently held a meeting with Robert Curtis – Tower Hamlets’ Head of Electoral Services - to find … Continue reading FINAL REPORT – Tower Hamlets Mayoral and Council Elections 03/05/18

FINAL REPORT – English Local Elections (including Voter ID Pilots) 03/05/18

All observers were trained and briefed on the process of observation in the days before polling day. The briefing for the Northern Councils was held in Manchester on Saturday 28th April and the briefing for the Voter ID pilots took place in London on the morning of Wednesday 2nd May before teams were sent to … Continue reading FINAL REPORT – English Local Elections (including Voter ID Pilots) 03/05/18