003 Monitorizare Vot
Participation for Romania:
Digitalizing the election monitoring process
Solution is live
Romanian poll watching was, before Monitorizare Vot (Vote Monitor), a pen on paper affair. There were no video, photo or audio recordings that could be distributed in real time from the polling stations, and handwritten reports were centralized weeks later, making any findings simply post-factum observations.
Voting Monitor is the first election monitoring application in Romania and one of the few used worldwide. The app provides an understanding of the evolution of elections in Romania in real time. For the first time, NGOs receive through their accredited observers real-time reports on what is happening in the field, allowing them to provide support to their observers and react in a timely manner when problems or irregularities are reported.
Vote Monitor consists of:
- a native mobile application (iOS and Android) through which observers can easily report back to their respective NGOs on election day;
a platform for NGOs that centralizes all the information sent by observers in real time;
Solution developed pro-bono by Code for Romania volunteers
Elections observed with the help of Vote Monitor:
Parliament 2016 | Referendum 2018 | European Parliament 2019 | Presidential 2019 | Local 2020 | Parliament 2020
The Vote Monitor app is an excellent tool that allows us to centralize information from all polling stations observed in real time and which greatly simplifies the work of observers. Of the many uses of new technologies in poll watching, I believe Vote Monitor is the most effective.
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Solution built by:
All code written by the Code for Romania community is open-source. We aim to build, contribute to and encourage the development of Romania's code library to increase the quality of software solutions in the public space and beyond. Open source development increases the quality of the digital infrastructure built by digital actors, reduces costs by reusing code in different contexts, increases transparency, eliminates reliance on single providers and encourages the strengthening of contributor communities among specialists who can report errors or improve components and functionality. Explore the code for this solution here: