PRELIMINARY STATEMENT – Northern Ireland local elections 02/05/19

Dr John Ault, Director of the election observer group, Democracy Volunteers, has today urged the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland to update polling station training ahead of voting on 23rd May European Elections, following observing significant levels of ‘family voting’ across Northern Ireland in Thursday’s local elections. Democracy Volunteers, deployed 24 observers across Northern Ireland … Continue reading PRELIMINARY STATEMENT – Northern Ireland local elections 02/05/19

PRELIMINARY STATEMENT – Voter ID Trials 02/05/19

Democracy Volunteers, the UK’s leading election observation group, has today been conducting observations across 4 of the voter ID trial councils to assess their potential impacts on the future of elections in the UK. This follows a voter ID trial over five areas in 2018, in which Democracy Volunteers observed all 5 councils. In 2018, … Continue reading PRELIMINARY STATEMENT – Voter ID Trials 02/05/19

FINAL REPORT – Northern Ireland Assembly Elections 02/03/17

A team of 5 observers, registered with the UK’s Electoral Commission, made 74 separate observations in polling stations across the North Down, Strangford and Belfast East constituencies. This constituted 34.7% of the polling stations in the area. This was: North Down - 46 of the 71 ballot boxes which constituted 65.8% of the total.Strangford - 17 of the … Continue reading FINAL REPORT – Northern Ireland Assembly Elections 02/03/17