An Eye on the Vote App
The Ojo con el Voto (lit. An Eye on the Vote) is a smartphone app that allows voters to monitor, report and inform on their voting experience during elections. It is a tool designed so that the voter can report possible irregularities in real time and by using geolocation. The complaints are then collected by the organization promoting the app, Poder Ciudadano (lit. Citizen Power), which sends them to the Center for Legal Advice and Citizen Action (ALAC) so that the reports are analyzed and eventually raised in a report to the National Electoral Chamber.
Formalization: is the innovation embedded in the constitution or legislation, in an administrative act, or not formalized at all?
Frequency: how often does the innovation take place: only once, sporadically, or is it permanent or regular?
Mode of Selection of Participants: is the innovation open to all participants, access is restricted to some kind of condition, or both methods apply?
Type of participants: those who participate are individual citizens, civil society organizations, private stakeholders or a combination of those?
Decisiveness: does the innovation takes binding, non-binding or no decision at all?
Co-governance: is there involvement of the government in the process or not?
- not backed by constitution nor legislation, nor by any governmental policy or program
- Mode of selection of participants
- Type of participants
- democratic innovation yields no decision