Know The Election Citizens Tools: ReVoDa – An Election Reporting Platform

Know The Election Citizens Tools: ReVoDa – An Election Reporting Platform

With Revoda, EiE Nigeria seeks to potentially turn the 87,297,789 Nigerians with mobile phones, 43,982,200 with internet access into informal election observers. Revoda allows voters to report from their respective polling units across Nigeria, after registration.

Website:  http://www.revoda.org/

 

Purpose

ReVoDa allows voters to report as independent citizen observers from their respective Polling Units across Nigeria, having registered to map their mobile number, name and polling unit number to specific locations. It also allows EiE Nigeria to send relevant information about the electoral process to registered users.

 

People

ReVoDa was designed and built for EnoughisEnough (EiE) Nigeria coalition by a team of tech volunteers including @takinbo (Web Development), @OoTheNigerian (Web Interface), @EmekaOkoye (Mobile App Development), @mayowaowolabi, @namzo (Web Interface), @kehers (Web Development), @eolutosin, @lekanSTEPHEN, @bubusn (Testing & Review) and @gbengasesan (Project Lead).

EiE Nigeria is a coalition of individuals and youth organizations committed to instituting a culture of good governance and public accountability in Nigeria through advocacy, activism and the mobilization of the youth population as responsible citizens.

 

How it works

Nigeria’s elections have a history of manipulation and unfortunately, voters are also disconnected from the process beyond voting in itself. We believe that elections need to reflect the aggregate citizen preferences to be effective. ReVoDa, as part of EiE Nigeria’s RSVP campaign, connects voters to the entire process and makes it fun – especially for young voters who’re avid technology users. You can use the ReVoDa Mobile App or connect with us via regular SMS.

 

With ReVoDa, EiE Nigeria seeks to potentially turns the 87,297,789 Nigerians with mobile phones, 43,982,200 with Internet access and 2,985,680 on Facebook into informal election observers. ReVoDa allows voters to report as independent citizen observers from their respective Polling Units across Nigeria, having registered to map their mobile number, name and polling unit number to specific locations. It also allows EiE Nigeria to send relevant information about the electoral process to registered users. ReVoDa users can also view (and share) their own reports, or resports posted by others, from the view reports page.

 

How to use ReVoDa

To register via SMS, send your name and polling unit number to 08128882011, using this format: PU# Name (e.g. 24/13/02/015 Oluwangozi Danladi)

If you’re sending from someone else’s phone, use this format: PU# Name Mobile# (e.g. 24/13/02/015 Oluwangozi Danladi 0800 000 0000)

 

Using ReVoDa Mobile is easy, and it starts with the download which you can do here. Choose the version you prefer between ReVoDa Lite (for BlackBerry phones, etc.) and ReVoDa Smart for Nokia and Java-enabled phones (compatible with Java ME (J2ME), Symbian, Smartphones including touchscreen), install on your device and then create a profile.

 

To create a profile, enter your details (Polling Unit Code and Name) and you will be registered on the EnoughIsEnough Nigeria network. Please note that your mobile device has to be registered before it can be used for election reporting. This will only cost you one SMS message.

Creating a profileMake Report:
After registration of your mobile device, this menu option becomes active. To file a report, choose the ‘Election Type’ field (this is mandatory), select any other relevant election field(s) and click the ‘Send’ button to send the data. This will cost you an SMS message.

 

 

Contact EIE Nigeria:
Select this menu option to contact EnoughIsEnough Nigeria’s hotlines through the [Call] or [Call Hotline] submenu or browse to their website via the [Browse] or [Open URL] submenu. If you’re using a Blackberry device, click the menu button to activate the contact options.

 

Tell-A-Friend: Use this to inform your friends about this app for election reporting so that they can download and use it. This will cost you an SMS message.

Telling a friend

Party Acronyms:
View the complete list of Political Parties and their acronyms. Use this list for reference on party acronyms when inputing party results in the reporting section. When updating result use this format: party=count e.g ac=45 pdp=9 anpp=7 (don’t forget to put a space between the results).

 

Help:
Select this menu option to get help with ReVoDa Mobile.

 

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