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…

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…

INTERIM REPORT – Stoke-on-Trent Central By-election 23/02/17

A team of 3 observers, registered with the UK’s Electoral Commission, made 29 separate observations in 23 different polling stations across the Stoke-on-Trent Central parliamentary constituency. This constituted all of the polling stations in the area. Each observation in conducted in pairs to allow for objective observation and they then agreed their opinions of the electoral process before submitting data to the central…

INTERIM REPORT – Copeland By-election 23/02/17

A team of 3 observers, registered with the UK’s Electoral Commission, made 19 separate observations in 20 different polling stations across the Copeland parliamentary constituency. This constituted approximately a twenty percent of the polling stations in the area. Observations were somewhat affected by the inclement weather. Each observation was conducted into pairs to allow for objective observation and they then agreed their opinions…

FINAL REPORT – Sleaford and North Hykeham By-election 08/12/16

A team of 4 observers, registered with the UK’s Electoral Commission, made 40 separate observations in 35 different polling stations across the Sleaford and North Hykeham parliamentary constituency. This constituted approximately a third of the polling stations in the area. Each observation was conducted into pairs to allow for objective observation and they then agreed their opinions of the electoral process before submitting data to…

FINAL REPORT – Witney By-election 20/10/16

A team of 3 observers, registered with the UK’s Electoral Commission, made 30 separate observations in 30 different polling stations across the Witney parliamentary constituency. This constituted approximately a third of the polling stations in the area. Each observation was conducted into pairs to allow for objective observation and they then agreed their opinions of the electoral process before submitting data to the…

FINAL REPORT – Batley and Spen By-election 20/10/16

A team of 3 observers, registered with the UK’s Electoral Commission, made 26 separate observations in 26 different polling stations across the Batley and Spen parliamentary constituency. This constituted approximately a third of the polling stations in the area. Each observation was conducted into pairs to allow for objective observation and they then agreed their opinions of the electoral process before submitting…

FINAL REPORT – EU Referendum (Warrington) 23/06/16

A team of 5 observers, registered with the UK’s Electoral Commission, made 69 separate observations in 69 different polling stations across the Warrington Borough Council. This constituted approximately half of the polling stations in the council area. Each team was split into pairs to allow for objective observation and they then agreed their opinions of…