Monitoring Nigerian General Elections (2011) using ReVoDa Mobile Apps

Conducting credible elections is the first step towards having an accountable government. EiE has set-up a website and some mobile apps, to assist with collecting voting data in the up-coming elections. The website and apps are called ReVoDa. From their website:

ReVoDa allows voters to report as independent citizen observers from their respective Polling Units across Nigeria, having registered to map their mobile number, name and polling unit number to specific locations. It also allows EiE Nigeria to send relevant information about the electoral process to registered users.

ReVoDa was designed and built for EnoughisEnough (EiE) Nigeria coalition by a team of tech volunteers including @takinbo@OoTheNigerian@EmekaOkoye@mayowaowolabi@namzo@eolutosin,@lekanSTEPHEN and @gbengasesan.

ReVoDa Mobile apps essentially allow voters to report as independent citizen observers from their respective polling units across Nigeria. The apps come in 3 variants:

  • LITE version for BlackBerry phones
  • LITE version for Nokia and Java-enabled phones (compatible with Java Me (J2ME), Symbian)
  • SMART version for Nokia and Java-enabled phones (compatible with Java Me (J2ME), Symbian, Smartphones including touch screen)

The apps are downloadable from Participation is not limited to apps only. The most basic phones can participate, using SMS.

A screenshot of ReVoda BlackBerry app.
A screenshot of ReVoda BlackBerry app.

EiE Nigeria is a coalition of individuals and youth organizations committed to instituting a culture of good governance and public accountability in Nigeria through advocacy, activism and the mobilization of the youth population as responsible citizens. Visit their website for details.

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Oluniyi D. Ajao
Oluniyi D. Ajao is an Internet Entrepreneur and Tech Enthusiast based in South Africa. Follow him on twitter @niyyie for more tech updates.


  1. […] e altri smartphone, ma anche tramite semplici SMS di apparecchi più comuni ed economici) ReVoDa Mobile Apps: software realizzato da un gruppo di volontari hi-tech, il progetto consente alla gente di […]

  2. i think the security said there will be no movement,but in ondo state,akure north the security are not doing anytin here.i think sometin must be done since the election is been postpone.

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