Revoda is a mobile phone application that helps citizens observe the upcoming Nigerian elections. The platform also allows the developers send location-specific information to the user anywhere in Nigeria.
To use the app:
Click the Registration option
Next, a new window opens giving you a confirmation notice that your registration was successful
If you click the info centre, you’re offered six new options: Election, Police, and INEC Officers info, including the political party’s acronym, INEC information and option of telling your friends about the app.
If you click the election results, you’re presented with the options of the polling unit, election type and the parties. Can be used to check the post-election results.
If there’s an incidence in the area where you’re voting, all you have to do is click on the icon with the inscription violence. Here, options available to you are: Polling unit, Incident type, election type and the tab to attach a photo/video as evidence.
The election icon allows you to input the polling unit, election type, status of the accreditation, materials available, if voting has started and whether the vote has been counted.
Settings (options for sending in your data)
Finally, a last window offers you three ways to send your data i.e. you can choose the internet, SMS or a third option that automatically selects either SMS or Internet.
The ReVoDa application is developed by a coalition of young Nigerians promoting good governance and citizen engagement.