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

FINAL REPORT – Netherlands Municipal Elections & Advisory Referendum 21/03/18

The mission deployed 4 observers in two teams of two. These were registered with The Netherlands’s Ministry of The Interior and Kingdom Relations. These four observers were accredited to observe across The Netherlands. They made 44 separate observations across the several municipalities.  They were: Amsterdam 17 Observations, The Hague 13 Observations, Leiden 6 Observations, Delft … Continue reading FINAL REPORT – Netherlands Municipal Elections & Advisory Referendum 21/03/18

FINAL REPORT – Finnish Presidential Election 28/01/18

The mission deployed 6 observers in three teams of two. These were registered with Finland’s Ministry of Justice, and accredited to observe across Finland. They made 41 separate observations in 40 polling stations across the greater Helsinki area, including both Helsinki and Espoo. Each observation was conducted in pairs to allow for objective observation and … Continue reading FINAL REPORT – Finnish Presidential Election 28/01/18

FINAL REPORT – Norwegian Parliamentary Elections 11/09/17

Three teams made up of 6 observers made up in teams of two (with a local translator), who were registered with Norway’s Directorate of Elections, and accredited by the Norwegian Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation made 53 separate observations in 53 polling stations across the greater Oslo area. Each observation was conducted in pairs … Continue reading FINAL REPORT – Norwegian Parliamentary Elections 11/09/17

SPECIAL REPORT – Netherlands Parliamentary Elections 15/03/17

The Dutch parliamentary elections this week were of particular interest to the international media to assess whether the apparent rise of populism in the West might be continued with the success of the Party for Freedom, led by Geert Wilders. Democracy Volunteers had two representatives in The Netherlands who were in country for the five days before … Continue reading SPECIAL REPORT – Netherlands Parliamentary Elections 15/03/17