A crash course in changing the world.
Ushahidi could be applicable to election fraud and violence in Nigeria by presenting usable data on ballot box snatching, places where there were violence and attacks on innocent voters.
Ushahidi can also be useful in sensitization and orientation of the people by the electoral body. It can also go a long way to curb the problem of missing names in voters registers.
Most of the malpractices during elections are carried out in the rural areas where communications and security are at the minimum. Ushahidi can make use of cell pjone cameras to capture scenes of some of the daylight impossistion of results on the people even when the same people are well aware that somebody else won the election.
The responsibility of security system to ensure that election is peaceful and orderly will be solid if Ushahidi is used to monitor the security forces such that they find it difficult to abandon their security post. Ushahidi could also check bribery that characterises the electoral system.
Ushahidi could be of great help to combat examples such as the Ikeja stampede that led to the death off so many Nigerians in Lagos State.