#VoteWatch: Help us monitor violence, vote buying

Rappler.com
Posted on 05/04/2013 11:55 AM  | Updated 05/11/2013 10:37 AM
Are there incidents of violence or attempts by partisan groups to intimidate voters or poll workers in your area? Are politicians or their campaign leaders offering cash or valuable giveaways to influence voters?
If yes, let us know by reporting them here and our reporting tool will automatically map your reports.

How to report:

1. Click on the button to access the reporting form.

2. Select the appropriate button, depending on whether the incident involves VIOLENCE or VOTE BUYING.

3. Fill out the required items as indicated. The form allows you to optionally give your name and contact information. These information will not show up on the site. This information will allow us to contact you in order to verify your report.

4. Hit SUBMIT. Your report should immediately appear on the map. If it doesn't, refresh your browser. Please do not submit the same report repeatedly.

How to validate reported incidents

You can help validate previous reports of violence or vote-buying in your area by clicking the THUMBS UP (confirming) and THUMBS DOWN (refuting) buttons below each report. Get your friends and family to report too by sharing on Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks.

Help complete the picture

We have plotted initial reported incidents on the map. Our interns and volunteers will continue to update this map as we get more reports. Your own reports can help us generate a more complete picture of the situation on the ground. This map will also allow you to compare reported incidents in “areas of concern” and “areas of immediate concern” identified by the police and the Comelec. These areas will be subject to stricter monitoring by authorities.