Monitoring elections with sms
April 22nd, 2007

“Anyone trying to rig or tamper with Saturday’s presidential elections in Nigeria could be caught out by a team of volunteers armed with mobile phones,”the BBC reports. “The Network of Mobile Election Monitors (NMEM) will use SMS to feedback their observations to a central computer hub. The collected text messages will then be passed on to other monitoring groups and authorities including the EU. NMEM hopes the system will stop fraud, especially in areas considered too dangerous for other groups to enter.”We want to set a precedent,” said Emauwa Nelson of the Human Emancipation Lead Project, a Nigerian NGO that helped set up the project”.

Texts monitor Nigerian elections


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