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

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

SPECIAL REPORT – Voter ID Pilots in English Local Elections 03/05/18

Democracy Volunteers deployed teams across the five councils conducting Voter ID Pilots on May 3rd. Teams of observers were deployed as follows: Bromley          2 Teams of four observersGosport           1 Team of four observersSwindon          2 Teams of four observersWatford           1 Team of four observersWoking           2 Teams of two observers The number of polling … Continue reading SPECIAL REPORT – Voter ID Pilots in English Local Elections 03/05/18

FINAL REPORT – Lancashire County Council Elections (Pendle) 04/05/17

A team of four observers, registered with the UK's Electoral Commission, made 33 separate observations in 29 different polling stations across Pendle. 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 … Continue reading FINAL REPORT – Lancashire County Council Elections (Pendle) 04/05/17

FINAL REPORT – Surrey County Council Elections (Woking) 04/05/17

A team of three observers, registered with the UK's Electoral Commission, made 44 separate observations in 31 different polling stations across Woking. 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 … Continue reading FINAL REPORT – Surrey County Council Elections (Woking) 04/05/17

FINAL REPORT – West of England Mayoral Election (Bristol) 04/05/17

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 … Continue reading FINAL REPORT – West of England Mayoral Election (Bristol) 04/05/17