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  1. 1. Glasometar/votemeter – IdeologicalPreferences of Voters and Parties in BiH Adis Arapović, CCI BiH Darko Brkan, CA Why not BiH
  2. 2. What is Glasometar/Votemeter:• Potentially: An online tool/quizz for testing voter preferences/political ideologies• Hopefully: A tool for making political parties more open and accountable for their ideologies/programs• Ideally: One of the online places where voters acctually can make up thier minds• Really: An interesting tool to learn how little do both voters and parties know and care about ideologies and policies
  3. 3. Why Glasometar/Goals:• Learning about ideological and political orientation of the political parties and voters in BiH• Informing the citizens of the party policies and programs• Raising awareness on accountability and idelogical orientations• Making it more interesting/interactive for the potential voters• GOTV – Getting the people out to vote
  4. 4. How:• Defining the efficient methodology• Defining the right set of questions• Getting answers from political parties• Developing the site and incorporating the answers• The site goes live• Getting tens of thousands of people to participate
  5. 5. Let’s check out
  6. 6. Challenge no. 1: How to create the right set of questions• The right mixture of ideological, BiH specific and daily-political questions• Work with a group of experts from different fields• Split the questions on the point where it splits the public
  7. 7. Challenge no. 2: How to measure it right• There is no middle answer, everyone has to take sides (scale with 4 positions)• You get points only on the same side of the answer• Let the users have all the data
  8. 8. Challenge no. 3: How to choose the parties to participate• Choose the ones you need in in order that the people would be interested in the app• Governmental parties have to be in, one way or the other• Limit it to the parties that have a chance of reaching the parliament• Make it available for all other parties to join
  9. 9. Challenge no. 4: How to get answers from the parties• Let them know it’s going to get big• Make them aware they are going to participate even if they don’t want to• Let them be aware of the force of internet• Have an impecable methodology• Be sure to have non-partisan questions
  10. 10. Challenge no. 5: How to develop a good tool• Assure the integrity, accuracy and security of the data• Make it secure, stable and scalable• Make it easy to understand and go through• Work on the appearance of the results
  11. 11. Challenge no. 6: How to get the people to participate• Have an interesting set of questions• Make it annonymus and not obligatory to leave any data• Always be ready to explain• Get it out to both the online and offline folks
  12. 12. Challenge no. 7: How to use the data• Don’t be affraid to tell which parties were the best• Let the public know what the people agreed on the most and advocate for it• Challenge the parties with the answers they gave• Raise the relevance through publishing relevant infromation from the research
  13. 13. Future plans and regional expansion:• Local elections in 2012 – making it local• General elections in 2014• Testing other uses – getting to know ideologies of parlamentarians, government officials, etc.• Succsesfull deployment in Macedonia• Upcoming deployments in the region: Serbia, Albania,...