South Africa Citizen Engagement
During the 2014 South Africa elections, Democracy International partnered with University of California San Diego (UCSD) and Praekelt to implement a crowdsourced election observation project. Approximately 12,000 citizens participated in the project to provide feedback on the electoral process via mobile and social media. DI also partnered with four domestic monitoring groups to collect observation reports from more than 1,000 observers via a SMS reporting platform developed by Telerivet.
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