On May 24, 2019, the second edition of InnoVoter, creative laboratory in the electoral field, has been launched. 30 young men and women fond of IT innovations are attending the event, having the mission to create an interface to visualize data on the financing of political parties and electoral campaigns.
InnoVoter is a competition of developers and designers’ ideas in Moldova. For three days, the six teams shall work and create platforms presenting data on financing political parties and electoral campaigns in a fair and transparent manner.
The event is organized by the Central Electoral Commission and UNDP, in the framework of the “Enhancing democracy through inclusive and transparent elections” Project, funded by the United States Agency for International Development, by the British Embassy in Chisinau through the Good Governance Fund and by the Netherlands Embassy through Matra Program.
This year, the Central Electoral Commission shall launch a new electronic reporting tool on financing parties and candidates – “Financial control” module. The new module shall modernize the process of financial reports submission by all candidates, enabling the Central Election Commission to check them automatically. A key element of the module is to publish data on the official website of the Commission, which represents the task for InnoVoter participants.
The Chairperson of the Central Electoral Commission Alina Russu notes that InnoVoter will give an added value to the process of funding transparency during the election period. "At last year's edition, we've all seen what type of products could be created due to the ideas of young developers and designers in Moldova. I am sure that at this year's edition it will be difficult for the jury to choose only one winner-team- of the laboratory. Good luck to the participants".
"Being convinced that innovation and creativity can boost and accelerate the development in all areas of life, UNDP supports the Central Electoral Commission’s aspirations to modernize electoral processes and systems. In that way we are contributing to the process of public institutions’ strengthening, to be more transparent and closer to people, which reflects the Sustainable Development Objective 16 of the Agenda 2030," mentioned Ms. Valeria Ieseanu, Head of Programme, UNDP Moldova.
The six youth teams will work on their ideas on Friday and Saturday; on Sunday, May 26th, they will present the prototypes to the jury. Three of the participating projects will be selected as winners and prizes from the organizers will be awarded.