MaePaySoh (“Let’s Vote!”) is an initiative that taps the talent of local Myanmar developers to help voters access essential information for Myanmar’s upcoming general elections.
Myanmar’s general elections will be held on November 8, 2015. What do voters need to know about electoral processes, political parties, and candidates?
Working with the Union Election Commission (UEC), we are compiling a public database of information about the 6000+ candidates for national and state/region parliamentary seats, the 93 political parties contesting the elections, and answers to voters’ frequently asked questions about the functions of government institutions, electoral processes, and how to vote.
The database will be available to the public through the MaePaySoh Application Programming Interface (API).
We’re holding a Hack Challenge competition that encourages Myanmar developers to unleash their talent and creativity to build applications powered by the MaePaySoh API that help Myanmar’s voters participate in the elections.
The MaePaySoh team includes The Asia Foundation, Phandeeyar Innovation Lab, Charity Oriented Myanmar (COM), Open Myanmar Initiative (OMI), Google Developer Group (GDG) Yangon, and Myanmar Geek Girls. Additional thanks to the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), Facebook, Ye Lin Aung, Thuya Myo Nyunt, and Nyan Lynn Htut.