- This article is about Democracy Watch (International), based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. For other groups and publications named Democracy Watch, see Democracy watch.
Democracy Watch (International) is a service organization founded in 2003, based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA with subsidiary offices in the Washington D.C., area. Its current executive chairperson is Scott Perry.
The chartered purpose of Democracy Watch (International) is to monitor, record and disseminate information about functional democracy
in as many nations
throughout the world as possible.
The groups executive directors stated that, by the evaluation of research
material, including the dispatch of election
monitoring volunteers from time to time, and by applying a predefined set of test standards to the information so obtained in an objective and uniform manner, the group works to shed a greater light and awareness on the global process of democratization.
Democracy Watch (International) web-site states that it is:
- Non-Aligned (accepting no funding from governmental or political organizations).
- Purely informational; it is "the only non-aligned election/democracy monitoring organization of its kind in existence."