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Online Platform ‘Ojo al Voto’ Seeks to Lure Young Costa Rican Voters

Written by Silvia Viñas On 17 January 2014 @ 13:14 pm | No Comments

In Citizen Media, Costa Rica, Elections, English, Latin America, Politics, Quick Reads, Spanish, Youth

"Politics in your language!" Image from the Ojo al voto Facebook page. [1]

“Politics in your language!” Image from the Ojo al voto Facebook page.

The interactive platform Ojo al voto [2] [es] wants to provide young voters with useful and straightforward information about the upcoming presidential and legislative elections in Costa Rica, scheduled for February 2, 2014.

The Hivos Central America website explains [3]:

Ojo al voto is an interactive platform, independent from the mainstream media, that combines detailed information about political parties and the profiles and platforms of presidential and legislative candidates with digital storytelling and data visualizations.

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This innovative initiative is especially aimed at young voters between the age of 18 and 37, who represent 48 percent of the electorate according to Costa Rica’s Supreme Elections Tribunal (TSE). A poll published by the daily newspaper ‘La Nación’ showed that 5 out of 10 young people claimed to be indifferent to politics. Working in this climate of apathy, Ojo al Voto’s challenge is to bring youth closer to politics.

You can follow Ojo al Voto on Facebook [4] [es] and Twitter [5][es].


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[1] Image: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=403486519797099&set=a.366534686825616.1073741827.293771830768569&type=1&theater

[2] Ojo al voto: http://www.ojoalvoto.com/

[3] explains: http://central-america.hivos.org/news/innovative-platform-costa-ricas-2014-presidential-elections

[4] Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ojoalvoto

[5] Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/ojoalvotocr

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