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

FINAL REPORT – Swedish Parliamentary Election 09/09/18

Methodology The mission deployed 25 observers from 12 different countries in teams of two. They made 240 separate observations in 149 polling stations across Stockholm, Vasteras, Uppsala, Malmo and Gothenburg. The deployment of observers broke down as follows: Stockholm – 110 ballot boxes (46%) Gothenburg – 42 ballot boxes (17%) Malmo – 60 ballot boxes … Continue reading FINAL REPORT – Swedish Parliamentary Election 09/09/18

PRELIMINARY STATEMENT – Sweden General Election 09/09/18

DEMOCRACY VOLUNTEERS' ELECTION OBSERVATION RAISES CONCERNS OVER SECRECY OF THE BALLOT AND FAMILY VOTING OVERVIEW An international team of 25 observers deployed throughout polling day to stations in Stockholm, Malmo, Gothenburg, Uppsala and Västerås. In total, the team observed over 250 polling stations across these locations. The team of observers was made up from the … Continue reading PRELIMINARY STATEMENT – Sweden General Election 09/09/18

FINAL REPORT – Ireland’s Referendum on the 36th Amendment of the Constitution (Abortion) 25/05/18

A team of 12 international election observers attended over 175 polling stations across Ireland in the May 25th referendum. The team was made up of observers from the UK, the Republic of Ireland and France. They worked in teams of two being accredited by the national returning officer, Barry Ryan as well as being given … Continue reading FINAL REPORT – Ireland’s Referendum on the 36th Amendment of the Constitution (Abortion) 25/05/18

PRELIMINARY STATEMENT – Ireland’s Referendum on the 36th Amendment of the Constitution (Abortion) 25/05/18

A team of 25 international election observers have attended over 275 polling stations across Ireland in today’s referendum. The team was made up of observers from the UK, Canada, the United States, France and Greece. They worked in teams of two being accredited by the national returning officer, Barry Ryan. Polling was observed to be … Continue reading PRELIMINARY STATEMENT – Ireland’s Referendum on the 36th Amendment of the Constitution (Abortion) 25/05/18