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Key Individuals:
David Lemayian

Project owner/Host organisation:
Code for Africa

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Project objective categories: 
Voter registration, Voting and elections

Project technologies: 
USSD, Website

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Post Status: Inactive
Initiative recipient country/countries: Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Zimbabwe
Initiative dates: 2013 –
Last updated: 8 March 2022

Initiative Description

GotToVote started off as a simple experiment to make data otherwise locked in government, useful to the general public.When the Independent Electoral & Boundaries Commission released voter registration centres locations information in the 2013 Kenyan Elections, they made it available as a PDF on their otherwise always unavailable Website. This unprecedented ease of finding your registration centre spurred adoption of GotToVote's simple code in Zimbabwe, Ghana and Malawi. Code4Africa continues to this day in ensuring citizens get to the ballot box prepared by adding more arsenal of what GotToVote can offer and has grown to include Peace Messaging, Polling Results and Voter Registration Confirmation (VRC). In Kenya GotToVote deployment that focussed on making it easy to find your nearest registration center; In Malawi - the Malawi Government as their official platform, GotToVote was used for voter registration confirmation

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