Histroy

  • Smartvote is a campaign supported by citizens & different organizations to increase participation in the electoral process. It was started by ex Lt Commander P G Bhat, Amar Krishnamurthy, Sunitha, Sumir hinduja & Prithvi Reddy.
  • Smartvote started with two major goals
  • Increase Voter Participation :- Increase voter registration and turnout by helping people register their name in the list and help already registered people to find their name from the list easily.
  • Help making Informed Choice :- Smartvote worked towards candidate debates, profiling and published candidate details in order to help citizens make an informed choice.
  • Smartvote reached out to voters through a ‘Know your candidate campaign’ across Bangalore’s three out of four Lok Sabha seats in 2009 election.
  • With the help of Residents’ Welfare Association and sustained campaigns, Smartvote helped to improve the voter turnout in Bangalore.
  • Smartvote setup a call centre for citizens before 2011 Bangalore municipality elections to help citizens find their name in the voter list.
  • More than 23,000 calls were attended by Smartvote call centre to help citizens before elections.
  • Before 2013 karnataka assembly elections & 2014 general election Smartvote actively registered 50k people by conducting voter registration drives in different companies, RWAs and colleges.
  • Smartvote along with Young Indians started the ‘ShowtheInk’ campaign before 2014 General elections across different cities in India partnering with hundreds of brands help rewarding voters.

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