ORG ElectionWatch 2007 ready to go

ORG election observers meet Hacking Democracy directorsMost of the thirty ORG election observers who have volunteered to devote a day to democracy on 3 May have now received their official accreditation from the Electoral Commission. ORG’s monitoring team dominates the group of offical observers accredited by the commission last week. We’ll be paying special attention to the running of electronic voting and electronic counting pilots in Bedford, Rushmoor, Sheffield, Shrewsbury and Atcham, South Bucks, Stratford and Swindon. Observers will also be monitoring Scottish elections where e-counting is set to be deployed widely for the first time.

Today, Michael is mailing out hard copies of our election observer handbook, as well as limited edition ORG “election observer” T Shirts, which will make us easily recognisable to officials and candidates on the day. Last night, a few of the observers met up at the ICA in London to watch a screenig of Hacking Democracy, and chat with directors Russell Michaels and Simon Ardizzone.