I was recently pinged ny a friend who wanted to know what was the latest and greatest in election monitoring software and apps, particularly in places where citizens need to play a much more obvious role in ensuring transparency and the right to have one’s real vote counted. Here is my quick Skype response:
Q: Can you recommend good mobile phone systems for reducing election corruption?
A: http://www.mobilemonitors.org/ – this was widely used in Nigeria but not really software – more of a background page now – often with post-election stuff, the pages get wiped 🙂 same as in Zim in 2008
http://www.newtactics.org/election-monitoring/election-monitoring – good summary and list of people doing most recent things
Cool middle east company – http://souktel.org/ – covered in here http://www.fwelections.com/mobile-phones-the-key-to-fighting-election-fraud/
and the classic http://www.ushahidi.com/