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NEWS RELEASE 7 May 2013 Mapping tool for 2013 poll automation fraud launched Election watchdog Automated Election System (AES) Watch has launched a mapping platform for the public to visualize the frequency and geographic concentration of poll automation fraud in the coming 2013 midterm elections. AES Watch said the mapping platform, which can be viewed at, visually sorts out verified incident reports regarding AES fraud by origin and type of violation. The platform uses Ushahidi, a globally recognized open source mapping software.

The group said incident reports will be gathered and verified from poll watchers from accredited watchdogs and advocacy groups such as NAMFREL, 1-Vote, Computer Professionals Union (CPU), Kontra Daya, among others. The AES Watch monitor center, run by CenPEG and UP Manila volunteers, is in partnership with the University of the Philippines System, CIDS, UP-ITDC, M3P/OCR, UP Padayon, and UP System Information. AES Watch groups 40 plus member organizations. Reference: AES Watch Acting Secretariat c/o Center for Integrative and Development Studies (CIDS) Ground Level, Ang Bahay ng Alumni, Magsaysay Avenue University of the Philippines, Diliman 1101 Quezon City And 3F, CSWCD Bldg., Magsaysay Avenue, UP Diliman, Quezon City TelFax +9299526

AES Watch election monitor platform