Reports

FINAL REPORT – UK Local and Assembly Elections 2022

Democracy Volunteers deployed more than 200 observers, and support team, of the over 300 Democracy Volunteers observers accredited with the UK’s Electoral Commission. These deployed across all the four nations of the UK on 5th May 2022. These observers formed teams of two, and attended 1,723 polling stations: England: 972Northern Ireland: 436Scotland: 285Wales: 30 These … Continue reading FINAL REPORT – UK Local and Assembly Elections 2022

FINAL REPORT – Netherlands Municipal Elections 2022

The March 2022 deployment was the fourth deployment of Democracy Volunteers observers to The Netherlands. Our experience of observing in the country has led us to assess two aspects of the electoral process more closely during the 2022 deployment namely proxy voting and deciding the validity of a ballot paper at the counting stage. Democracy … Continue reading FINAL REPORT – Netherlands Municipal Elections 2022

FINAL REPORT – English Mayoral Elections 2022

Democracy Volunteers deployed 40 observers across all the mayoral elections on 5th May 2022. They were: Croydon 6 ObserversHackney 4 ObserversLewisham 6 ObserversNewham 6 ObserversSouth Yorkshire 4 ObserversTower Hamlets 10 ObserversWatford 4 Observers These observers formed teams of two and attended 390 polling places. These observers spent between 30 minutes and 60 minutes at each … Continue reading FINAL REPORT – English Mayoral Elections 2022

FINAL REPORT – Northern Ireland Assembly Elections 2022

Democracy Volunteers deployed 32 observers across Northern Ireland on 5th May 2022. These observers formed teams of two and attended 436 of the 1345 polling places (32.4%). Observers spent between 30 minutes and 60 minutes at each polling venue observing the process and then completed one or more surveys for each polling venue, dependant on … Continue reading FINAL REPORT – Northern Ireland Assembly Elections 2022

FINAL REPORT – Tower Hamlets Elections 2022

Executive Summary Democracy Volunteers deployed 10 observers to the London Borough of Tower Hamlets on 5th May 2022. These observers formed teams of two and attended 96 of the 109 polling places. There are 74 polling venues in Tower Hamlets, some with two ballot boxes. These observers spent between 30 minutes and 60 minutes at … Continue reading FINAL REPORT – Tower Hamlets Elections 2022

FINAL REPORT – Denmark Kommune and Regional Elections 16/11/21

Democracy Volunteers director, Dr John Ault, has called on the Danish Government to urgently reconsider its lack of legislation concerning election observation and introduce a formal process for accrediting domestic and international election observers.  Overall, the observer team was impressed with the very well-run elections conducted in the polling stations we attended. Voting was open … Continue reading FINAL REPORT – Denmark Kommune and Regional Elections 16/11/21

Preliminary Statement – Denmark Kommune and Regional Elections 16/11/21

Democracy Volunteers deployed 20 observers across Denmark in yesterday’s local and regional elections. Overall, the election was very well administered giving voters free and open access to the voting process. As a member of the Global Network of Domestic Election Monitors (GNDEM), Democracy Volunteers has an agreed code of conduct for observers. All observers are … Continue reading Preliminary Statement – Denmark Kommune and Regional Elections 16/11/21

FINAL REPORT – Gibraltar Referendum (Reproductive Rights) 2021

The referendum was very well run by staff and additional COVID-19 precautions were handled especially well. The observation team were impressed by the conduct of staff throughout polling day, especially given the sensitive nature of the issue being contested, which had been described as both emotive and serious by those on the ground . To … Continue reading FINAL REPORT – Gibraltar Referendum (Reproductive Rights) 2021