Apply to be an accredited organisation

Before you apply

Before you apply to be an electoral observer, you need to read:

  • the Code of Practice for accredited electoral observers
  • requirements of secrecy
  • our privacy notice

When you complete your application, you will need to confirm that you have read and and understood all of these documents.

What you and your observers need to apply

To apply to accredit your organisation, you will need:

  • information about your organisation
  • your name and contact details, as the primary organisation contact
  • the name and contact details of the secondary organisation contact
  • to tell us how long you want your accreditation to last for, and where you want your badges to be delivered
  • the names of the people who will be observing for your organisation, as well as a passport style photo and identification

The photo needs to:

  • just include the observer
  • be a headshot, so that it includes their face and shoulders
  • clearly show their face, with their eyes open
  • be taken against a plain background

The identification needs to show the observer's name and age. You can upload their:

  • passport
  • driving licence
  • national identity card
  • Northern Ireland electoral identity card

700KB is the maximum file size for all of the photos and ID. Anything above this cannot be processed.

You can contact us if any of the observers do not have this form of identification.

Last updated: 19 February 2020
Next review: 30 May 2020