UK General Election 07/05/15

In May 2015, we deployed two separate teams of observers in two constituencies to observe the general election. The two seats were Camborne and Redruth in Cornwall and Exeter in Devon. These two constituencies include within them the two main campuses of the University of Exeter where the observers study. This project was funded by…

US Midterm Elections 04/11/14

A team of six observers returned to New York and Virginia in 2014 to learn about the electoral process. The election which the team observed saw the narrow victory of incumbent Democratic Senator, Mark Warner, to the Senate. The team were also welcomed by staff and students at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg,…

US Presidential Election 06/11/12

In 2012, a team of five observers were kindly invited by the City of Richmond, the state capitol of Virginia, to observe the US electoral process in the United States. We observed 22 polling stations across the city. There was also a senatorial election in Virginia on the same day. Before polling day we discussed…

Scottish Independence Referendum 18/09/14

In September 2014, a team of four observers joined a large contingent of international observers to watch the Scottish independence referendum. The team observed the opening of polls in Edinburgh followed by polling stations in Bannockburn, Fife and Glasgow. As well as the formal observation the team had acquired funding for a film concerning the…

Devon & Cornwall PCC 15/11/12

We deployed a team of 24 observers to oversee the voting for the new Police and Crime Commissioners. We focused on the Devon and Cornwall region which allowed us to focus work in the area where most of the student volunteers were resident. Of particular interest in this election was the new Supplementary Vote (SV)…

Scottish Local Elections 03/05/12

In 2012, we deployed a team of two observers to oversee the elections in Scotland. This was set of all-up elections in Scotland so the team worked across the council areas in the South of Scotland and the central belt (Dumfries and Galloway, South Lanarkshire and Glasgow). This was followed by observing the counting of…

Ynys Môn (Anglesey) 01/08/13

In 2013, we deployed a small team of three observers to visit polling stations for the National Assembly for Wales by-election for the Ynys Môn by-election. The seat, which is named in  Welsh due to its majority Welsh-speaking population,  is entirely on the Isle of Anglesey. The main towns of Holyhead and Llangefni make up a…