The National Election Watch (NEW) is a nationwide campaign comprising of more than 1200 NGOs and other citizen led organizations working together on electoral reforms, improving democracy and governance in India. The campaign is active in almost all states of India and has been doing election watches for the State Assembly and Lok Sabha Elections since 2002. Among others, the Election Watch activities comprise of collecting data from the affidavits filed by the contesting candidates in the elections, collating this information in an easy way for the voters to understand and then disseminating this information via media and other channels. The campaign enables voters to know about the candidates contesting from their constituency and other electoral process information.

Once the data is collected, the focus is more on dissemination of the data through several activities, which can take the form of press conferences, rallies, meetings with the candidates etc. 

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