Sunday, March 20, 2011

Nigeria 2011 : ReVoDa-Nigerian Mobile Election Monitoring Application

A new mobile application for election monitoring and designed by the Enough is Enough(EiE) was launched in Lagos as part of civil society movemvnet to observe Nigeria 2011 Elections. The mobile apps called ReVoDa works on any GPRS enabled phone and can be downloaded via text messaging or online via .  

According to the ÉiEnigeria's coordinator, Mr Gbenga Sesan, ReVoDa Mobile app allows voters to report as independent citizen observers from their respective polling units across Nigeria. The process begins with registration on the ReVoDa network by sending your name and polling unit number by SMS to 08128882011, using this format: PU# Name (e.g. 24/13/02/015 Oluwangozi Danladi). If you are sending from someone else's phone, enter your own mobile number after the PU number and name, using this format: PU# Name Mobile# (e.g. 24/13/02/015 Oluwangozi Danladi 0800 000 0000). You will get a return SMS confirming your registration and advising you to download the app. ReVoDa also allows EiE Nigeria to send relevant information about the electoral process to registered users in specific locations. ReVoDa was designed and built for EnoughisEnough (EiE) Nigeria coalition by a team of tech volunteers including @takinbo, @OoTheNigerian, @EmekaOkoye, @mayowaowolabi, @namzo, @eolutosin, @lekanSTEPHEN and @gbengasesan.

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