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

PRELIMINARY STATEMENT – UK General Election 12/12/19

Democracy Volunteers has today conducted polling station observations across the UK. Given the high level of interest in the election, Democracy Volunteers accredited and deployed a team of 200 observers across over 120 parliamentary constituencies in all the nations of the UK and all the English regions. The short term observers, recruited from over 40 … Continue reading PRELIMINARY STATEMENT – UK General Election 12/12/19

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

INTERIM REPORT – Lewisham East Parliamentary By-election 14/06/18

A team of 4 observers registered with, and accredited by, the UK’s Electoral Commission, made 38 separate observations in 36 different polling stations across the Lewisham East Parliamentary Constituency. This constituted approximately 88% percent of the polling stations in the area. Each observation was conducted in pairs to allow for objective observation and they then agreed their opinions of the electoral … Continue reading INTERIM REPORT – Lewisham East Parliamentary By-election 14/06/18

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