Electoral observer code of practice

Overview of code of practice

The Code of Practice for accredited electoral observers includes information about:

  • becoming an electoral observer
  • the standards expected of observers
  • facilitating electoral observers

If you become an accredited electoral observer, you will need to meet the standards set out in the code. This includes:

  • respecting the laws of the United Kingdom and the authority of electoral bodies
  • maintaining strict political impartiality at all times
  • abiding by the requirements of secrecy
  • not obstructing electoral processes
  • providing appropriate identification (your accredited observer badge)
  • maintaining proper personal behaviour
Last updated: 13 August 2019
Next review: 30 May 2020