FINAL REPORT – Netherlands Municipal Elections 2022

The March 2022 deployment was the fourth deployment of Democracy Volunteers observers to The Netherlands. Our experience of observing in the country has led us to assess two aspects of the electoral process more closely during the 2022 deployment namely proxy voting and deciding the validity of a ballot paper at the counting stage. Democracy … Continue reading FINAL REPORT – Netherlands Municipal Elections 2022

FINAL REPORT – Denmark Kommune and Regional Elections 16/11/21

Democracy Volunteers director, Dr John Ault, has called on the Danish Government to urgently reconsider its lack of legislation concerning election observation and introduce a formal process for accrediting domestic and international election observers.  Overall, the observer team was impressed with the very well-run elections conducted in the polling stations we attended. Voting was open … Continue reading FINAL REPORT – Denmark Kommune and Regional Elections 16/11/21

Preliminary Statement – Denmark Kommune and Regional Elections 16/11/21

Democracy Volunteers deployed 20 observers across Denmark in yesterday’s local and regional elections. Overall, the election was very well administered giving voters free and open access to the voting process. As a member of the Global Network of Domestic Election Monitors (GNDEM), Democracy Volunteers has an agreed code of conduct for observers. All observers are … Continue reading Preliminary Statement – Denmark Kommune and Regional Elections 16/11/21

FINAL REPORT – Gibraltar Referendum (Reproductive Rights) 2021

The referendum was very well run by staff and additional COVID-19 precautions were handled especially well. The observation team were impressed by the conduct of staff throughout polling day, especially given the sensitive nature of the issue being contested, which had been described as both emotive and serious by those on the ground . To … Continue reading FINAL REPORT – Gibraltar Referendum (Reproductive Rights) 2021

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

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 – 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