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Technology developed in Africa is helping Venezuelans keep their election fair


Ahead of Venezuela’s pivotal parliamentary elections on Dec. 6, journalists and civil groups deployed digital tools developed in Africa to keep tabs on cheating.

Guachimán Electoral, or election watchman (link in Spanish,) is a crowdsourcing platform to collect and map citizen complaints. Witnesses to irregularities—from the use of government funds to promote candidates to election-related violence—can report them on the Guachimán’s website, or via text message, Twitter or WhatsApp. Learn more

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