Observing elections to improve democracy
The University of Exeter’s annual fund has funded two of our projects. The first was during the 2015 UK General Election in the Camborne & Redruth and Exeter constituencies.
In 2016 the fund sponsored the 28 strong observer team to attend the National Assembly for Wales election in the South Wales Central region.
The majority of our funding in 2016 came from supporters and the observers themselves through organisations such as Crowdfunder – also based in Cornwall.
In 2017, The Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust Ltd. awarded us a grant for our project ‘ID to vote – Observing, Reporting and Challenging’ in which we assessed family voting in the local elections. A further grant has been awarded for June 8th.
For the 2017 UK General Election we are co-ordinating with AEGEE Election Observation, a leading European youth observation group, to bring observers to the UK.