Election Promises Platform - Tamil Nadu
Election Manifesto plays a key role in determining the voting behaviour of the voters in the Tamil Nadu electoral politics. Enabling people with information about manifestos, promises, and candidate details through technology can lead to informed decision making while voting. Despite this well-known fact, there exists a lack of a platform where voters can view the consolidated promises by the contesting parties and compare the candidate details. The Chennai Hub set out to address this need for the Tamil Nadu 2021 elections.
The Tamil Nadu Election Promises Platform (electionpromises.in) aims to empower voters with insights and data about the promises made by political parties and background information of candidates contesting in the elections. With this data, voters can compare promises under categories that are relevant to them and also know the background details of various candidates to make an informed voting choice. With information about the manifestos and the actions political parties will take if they come to power scattered all over the internet, the hub aims to bring all this information together, and facilitate a single spot from which voters can access the promises made by parties, under distinct categories such as agriculture, education, employment, etc., and compare the promises made with other contesting parties. This will ensure that voters are equipped with the required information before they make their voting choice. This platform was built for the upcoming Tamil Nadu 2021 elections. Further, the hub has built the platform to ensure that it can easily be replicated and used in other Indian state or national elections.
The Chennai Hub has collated the data of more than 50 parties contesting in the Tamil Nadu 2021 elections, and detailed and categorized about 500 promises among the different parties. The data has been presented under 20 distinct focus areas for ease of area-wise comparison between parties. Further, the platform also contains the details of around 3650+ candidates contesting in the election. To reach as many people as possible, the hub has made the platform available in both English and Tamil. The goal is to inform 1 million voters in Tamil Nadu with the Election Promises Platform.