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

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 – Finland Parliamentary Elections 14/04/19

OVERVIEW The mission deployed in two waves: a core team for up to ten days and the rest of the shortterm observers for the weekend of the election. The mission deployed 12 observers in total which divided into six teams of two on polling day. These observers were all accredited with the Finnish Ministry of … Continue reading FINAL REPORT – Finland Parliamentary Elections 14/04/19

FINAL REPORT – Netherlands Provincial and water board elections 20/03/19

The mission deployed 6 observers in three teams of two. These were registered with The Netherlands’s Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations. These six observers were accredited to observe across The Netherlands. They made 62 separate observations across eight municipalities. This allowed the observer team to also assess four separate Provinces; North Holland, South … Continue reading FINAL REPORT – Netherlands Provincial and water board elections 20/03/19

PRELIMINARY STATEMENT – Finland Parliamentary Elections 14/04/19

Democracy Volunteers deployed twelve observers across Finland today for the Finnish Parliamentary elections. The team was made up of observers from the United Kingdom (7), Canada (2), Germany (1), Kosovo (1) and Italy (1). A team of five elections experts have been deployed since Monday 8th April with the Short Term Observers arriving on Thursday … Continue reading PRELIMINARY STATEMENT – Finland Parliamentary Elections 14/04/19