The Democracy Volunteers 2023 Christmas AuctionRead more ...
Democracy Volunteers is a pioneering organisation dedicated to safeguarding and strengthening democratic processes, primarily in the United Kingdom, but also in other countries that we observe elections in. Founded in 2016, the organisation plays an integral role in ensuring the quality and fairness of electoral processes. Through a combination of observation, research, and advocacy, Democracy Volunteers strives to enhance the transparency and accountability of elections, thereby upholding the basis of British democracy seeking improvements for voters whenever possible.
Democracy Volunteers deploys trained observers to monitor elections, ensuring that they are conducted freely, fairly, and in accordance with established laws, rules and standards. These dedicated individuals scrutinise polling stations, counting, and other crucial aspects of elections, gathering data and insights to evaluate the quality of electoral practices.
The annual Christmas Auction organised by Democracy Volunteers is a significant fundraising event that fuels our mission to support and improve elections in the UK. The funds raised are essential for expanding our reach, enhancing our training programs, and broadening our observation efforts. As the likely year for the next UK general election, 2024 holds immense significance, and Democracy Volunteers is gearing up to ensure that we can deploy as many observers as possible.
The money generated will enable Democracy Volunteers to deploy more observers than ever before, conduct in-depth research, refine best practices, and provide comprehensive training for our observers. Moreover, these funds will support efforts to raise public awareness about electoral issues and advocate for positive reforms. Ultimately, the goal is to ensure that elections in the UK are characterised by transparency, inclusivity, and fairness, preserving the fundamental tenets of our democracy.
In a time when the integrity of elections is constantly under scrutiny, Democracy Volunteers plays an important role in the democratic process. Our work strengthens public trust in the electoral system and ensures that all citizens have a voice in shaping their nation's future. The success of the annual Christmas Auction is an opportunity for all to contribute to this cause, empowering Democracy Volunteers to continue our essential work as the nation moves forward into a pivotal election year.
We have 30 auction lots to choose from - enjoy bidding!
The auction will end at our annual online Christmas Quiz event, where you can also win the top prize of joining us for an international election observation in 2024 as well as joining the team for 50 Christmas-based election quiz questions. Sign up HERE.Close.
1. You enter the absolute maximum that you are willing to bid for an item.
2. jumblebee places a bid on your behalf, using the minimum amount required to make you the highest bidder, i.e. current bid price plus bid increment OR the reserve price, if there is one and it can be covered by your proxy bid.
3. jumblebee continues to bid on your behalf, whenever you are outbid by another member's bid, until your maximum bid is exceeded or the auction is won.
4. jumblebee will notify you by email if your maximum bid is outbid by another member and provided the auction is still running, you will then have a chance to enter a new maximum bid if you wish.
The current bid on an auction item is £100. The minimum increment is £10. You enter a bid of £150 (your maximum bid).
Using your bid, but increasing only by the minimum increment, jumblebee sets the current bid to £110.
Another person bids £130 but they are immediately outbid by jumblebee bidding on your behalf and the current bid goes up to £140.
The auction finishes and you have won the auction item at a price of £140.