April 9, 2017

How to vote for WSIS Prizes 2017

1.       Please visit this link: https://www.itu.int/net4/wsis/prizes/2017/
2.       Website for WSIS Prizes 2017 will appear.
3.       Start scrolling down from the upper right corner and you will come across a tab named VOTE.
4.       Click on VOTE.
5.       A webpage titled VOTING PHASE will appear.
6.       Start scrolling down from the upper right corner and you will come across a box titled VOTE.
7.       Click on VOTE
8.       A webpage titled VOTING FORM will appear where you will be asked for Username or email and Password.
9.       If you already have a registered account in WSIS website, then put down username or email and password for that account.
10.   If you are a new user, then you need to create an account. For that you need to scroll through the voting form to come across a line saying “Click here to register if you don’t have an account”. Click on “Click here”.
11.   A webpage titled “VOTING FORM” will appear where you will be asked to put in your desired User name, Password, Confirm password, Email.
12.   After putting in all information, click on Register at the end of the form.
13.   Then a webpage will come saying that Account has been created and that a confirmation link has been sent to your email address. After confirming your account, there is a button saying “click here”.
14.   Now minimize this window and open a blank page where you are required to check your email inbox for a mail from WSIS stocktaking.
15.   Open the email where you will find a link to confirm your account. Click on that link and you will get a message saying “Registration confirmed”.
16.   Now reopen the webpage that you had minimized earlier.  On the webpage saying “Account has been created” you are to click on the link saying “click here”.
17.   You will then be brought back to the webpage titled “VOTING FORM” where you will be asked to put in your user name or email and password with which you have registered account in WSIS webisite. After putting in information, click on “Log in”. Please be informed that any voter can register multiple accounts in WSIS website with multiple email addresses.
18.   Once you have successfully logged in to your account in WSIS website, a webpage titled “Voting Form” will come here you will find all the 18 categories of WSIS Prizes shown in separate boxes from 1 to 18.
19.   Please be aware that only one vote can be cast under each category. Once a vote is cast for any category, that category will disappear and the next category will open. Thus, you will understand that voting was successful for that category. You must vote in all categories to complete entire voting process.
20.   The projects submitted by a2i and its partners can be found in categories 1, 3, 7, and 10.
21.   Now start the voting process from category 1 “C1. THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENTS AND ALL STAKEHOLDERS IN THE PROMOTION OF ICTS FOR DEVELOPMENT (34 projects)”. Please scroll down the project list to find the project titled “a2i’s Social Media in Public Service Innovation Initiative”. Click on “Vote for this Project (1488395436)”.
22.   After clicking, category 1 will disappear and category 2 will appear. Please vote for any project that you like.
23.   After clicking, category 2 will disappear and category 3 “C3. ACCESS TO INFORMATION AND KNOWLEDGE (18 projects)” will appear. Please scroll down the project list to find the project titled “DAISY-standard Accessible Reading Materials for Students with Visual and Print Disabilities”. Click on “Vote for this Project (1488362181)”. Here we would like to mention that there is another project titled “a2i’s Unique Empathy Training Toolkit” where we request for your vote by clicking on “Vote for this Project (1488394398)”. Please create as many accounts as possible with your different email addresses and vote as many times as possible.
24.   For categories 4, 5, and 6, please vote for any project that you like.
25.   For category 7 “C7. ICT APPLICATIONS: E-GOVERNMENT (52 projects)”, please scroll down the project list to find the project titled “Nothi: Less Paper Office” and click on “Vote for this Project (1488300124)”.
26.   For categories 8 and 9, please vote for any project that you like.
27.   For category 10 “C10. ICT APPLICATIONS: E-HEALTH (31 projects)”, please scroll down the project list to find the project titled “Rural Entrepreneurship Model for Telemedicine Services using locally developed PC and Smartphone-based diagnostic equipment and software” and click on “Vote for this Project (1488368294)”.
28.   For categories 11 to 18, please vote for any project that you like.
29.   Let us remind you again that only one vote can be cast under each category. Once a vote is cast for any category, that category will disappear and the next category will open. Thus, you will understand that voting was successful for that category. You must vote in all categories to complete entire voting process.

30.   After voting is successfully complete, a window will open saying “WSIS Prizes 2017 – Voting Complete”.