A Colombian website shows live complaints about vote-buying, fraud, violence and other irregularities reported by citizens during Sunday’s presidential elections.
The website eleccionestransparantes.com, an initiative by news websites Votebien and La Silla Vacia, and NGO the Electoral Observation Mission, offers a map and a timeline of reported irregularities and the ability for civilians to report and corroborate fraud or intimidation.
Vote-buying was the subject of the most complaints over the past few days. Most complaints were about the buying of votes for government-candidate Juan Manuel Santos.
Visitors to the website also reported the display of political propaganda inside polling stations. The Santos campaign received most complaints for this offence.
In its first report of the day, Colombia’s Interior and Justice Ministry said it registered 47 complaints of electoral irregularities. The Ministry bans media from reporting on irregularities without the confirmation of the authorities.
International observers reported some 15,000 irregularities during the congressional elections held on March 14.