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Updated Sep 22, 2018

Photo Quick-Count Cellular Election Monitoring

Part of University of California, San Diego

Photo Quick-Count Cellular Election Monitoring

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Kuliwa sibajene Syakwasia

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Snapshot

Stage 1 : Ideation

This project hopes to empower average Afghans to monitor the behavior of political actors at polling centers. The project will also explore the best method for photo capture and SMS/texting technology during the initial pilot, including a "quick count" vote verification.

Focus Areas:

Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance, Social and Behavior Change and Technology

Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance, Social and Behavior Change and TechnologySEE LESS

Implemented In:

Afghanistan and South Africa

Afghanistan and South AfricaSEE LESS

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Countries Implemented In
$99,922
Funds Raised to Date
Verified Funding

Innovation Description

To develop and to measure the effectiveness of a cellular SMS election monitoring platform in reducing election fraud.
How does your innovation work?
The proposed research design involves a Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT), the 'gold standard' method for measuring the impact of innovative projects. Additionally, we hope that byfocusing on "quick count" monitoring-whereby Afghans at the polling stations send an SMS picture of the polling center tally which, by law, will be posted in the center after counting is completed-we can maximize the effectiveness of cellular monitoring.

Milestones

Sep 2010
Date Unknown
Launched
Date Unknown
New Country
Afghanistan and South Africa