Only a few weeks before the next presidential and local elections on October 23rd, Bulgarian citizens can now use a new website to report election violations such as vote buying, fraud and voter intimidation. The webpage For Fair Elections (logo pictured here) was launched last Saturday by the Institute for Public Environment Development.
Presented at the seminar Elections 2011 – Mobilizing Institutions and Citizens for Honest and Free Election Process, the website allows users to report irregularities through social media platforms, e-mail or phone. The location of each occurence is then marked on a map. The project also expects Bulgarian citizens abroad to report violations that they might experience.