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What is Vote Report India?


Vote Report India (votereport.in) is a collaborative citizen-driven election monitoring platform for the 2009 Indian general elections.


Basically, users contribute direct SMS, email, and web reports on violations of the Election Commission’s Model Code of Conduct (PDF). The platform will then aggregate these direct reports with news reports, blog posts, photos, videos and tweets related to the elections from all relevant sources, in one place, on an interactive map.


We are hoping that Vote Report India will not only increase transparency and accountability in the Indian election process, but also provide the most complete picture of public opinion in India during the elections.


Vote Report India is a non-partisan all-volunteer collaboration between software developers, designers, academics, and other professionals to bring transparency to the 2009 Indian elections.


Vote Report India is powered by two path-breaking non-profit open-source projects — Ushahidi and SwiftRiver — and managed by eMoksha. Ushahidi is an award-winning platform that crowd-sources crisis information. SwiftRiver is a platform that makes sense of multiple sources of information in a fast-changing crisis situation. eMoksha is a non-profit organization that aims to enable stronger democracies through increased citizen awareness and engagement.


Interested? Know more about our core team and our partners, see the FAQ and the reporting guide, and get involved.

Comments (4)

atrivedi@airtelmail.in said

at 11:35 pm on Apr 5, 2009

This is an excellent initiative.
1.Participants must avoid being offensive or biased towards or against any political party or ideology. India is a secular democracy and this must be upheld at all times.
2. Electioneering irregularities need to be reported to the local authority and while reporting an irregularity on this medium, the citizen must also report back what steps have been taken to report (inflamatory campaign statements, spending irregularities, posters and banners when they shouldnt be aroud..)

Gaurav Mishra said

at 12:58 pm on Apr 6, 2009

@Anant: Thank you for raising some valid concerns on reporting norms and partnerships. I'll request you, Satchit (9320225504) and Gautam to have a telecall today to agree on a common approach on the partnerships. I have also sent an email to all three of you. I have also started a Reporting Guide page, which we can all work on.

atrivedi@airtelmail.in said

at 11:57 pm on Apr 6, 2009

I have updated my details.

Falcon Earth said

at 5:36 pm on Jan 2, 2010

At last need of the hour has arrived.........
I am not gonna sit idle after this.

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