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…

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…

FINAL REPORT – Tower Hamlets Mayoral and Council Elections 03/05/18

The mission deployed a series of observers to attend several aspects of the electoral process in Tower Hamlets. Before polling day a team of 2 attended the Council’s briefing to presiding officers and polling clerks (17/04/18).  This team subsequently held a meeting with Robert Curtis – Tower Hamlets’ Head of Electoral Services – to find…

SPECIAL REPORT – Voter ID Pilots in English Local Elections 03/05/18

Democracy Volunteers deployed teams across the five councils conducting Voter ID Pilots on May 3rd. Teams of observers were deployed as follows: Bromley          2 Teams of four observers Gosport           1 Team of four observers Swindon          2 Teams of four observers Watford           1 Team of four observers Woking           2 Teams of two observers…

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…