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Asia Elects is a market leader in the analysis of polls and election data in Asia. The international team contextualizes the data for free for tens of thousands of followers on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Moreover, Asia Elects acts as a democracy watchdog in authoritarian countries. Asia Elects’ work breaks the national narrative and reports from a transnational perspective for a pan-Asian audience.

Asia Elects is run by a non-partisan team of 15 volunteers. 100% of our income is reinvested into Asia Elects.

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A world with cross-border political understanding and global democracy that is led by a politically empowered citizenry.

Our mission

It is our mission to make big data related to polls and elections accessible for researchers, journalists, politicians, and citizens across borders to create a common understanding of global democracy.

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Amaan Yennemadi
Team Coordinator | India, Sri Lanka and Myanmar Correspondent

Amaan Yennemadi has been a part of Asia Elects since January 2019. He is currently working for CrowdWisdom360, writing about American politics. He covers polls and political developments for India, Sri Lanka and Myanmar.

Jakub Rogowiecki
Deputy Editor | Europe Elects Liaison

Jakub has been part of the Asia Elects Team since January 2019. He is the Deputy Editor of Asia Elects, as well as the Liaison with Europe Elects. He holds a Bachelorโ€™s degree in Economics obtained at the University of Essex. Currently, Jakub studies Political Economy of Europe in his Masterโ€™s at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

Juan Pablo Mesa Rodriguez
Timor-Leste Correspondent

Juan Pablo has been with the Asia Elect team since January 2022, currently studying for a postgraduate degree in marketing research and analytics, covering polls, elections, and political developments in Timor-Leste

Leo Ling
Hong Kong and Singapore Correspondent

Leo has been working with Asia Elects since January 2022. Originally from Macau, he is currently an undergraduate student studying in Hong Kong. He covers polls, elections and political developments in Hong Kong and Singapore. He also supports the coverage for Taiwan.

Liam Meisner
Lebanon, Palestine, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, and Bhutan contributor

Liam Meisner joined Asia Elects in June 2019. He covers polls and elections in Lebanon, Palestine, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, and Bhutan. In addition to his work at Asia Elects, he is also the team coordinator for America Elects. 

Makoto Akamatsu
Japan Correspondent

Makoto has been involved with Asia Elects since May 2021. He holds a degree in Japanese from SOAS, University of London (including a dissertation on matters electoral), and now lives in Kyoto.

Muhammed Alawadi
Iraq, Syria and Jordan correspondent

Muhammed has been working with Asia Elects since October of 2021. He mainly covers Iraqi politics, but also works on other Arab countries, covering Syrian and Jordanian political developments.

Roei Babai
Israel Correspondent

Roei Babi covers Israel since April 2021 and is currently studying Philosophy, Political Sciences and Economics (Bachelor of Arts) at the University of Tel-Aviv.

Ronald Kim
South Korea Correspondent

Ronald has been part of the Asia Elects team since December 2019, covering polls and elections in South Korea. He holds a Bachelorโ€™s degree in International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Based in Melbourne and Seoul, he is also in charge of coordinating the Oceania Elects team as the Deputy Editor. He supported the coverage of Japan until 2020.

Shayan Raheel
Pakistan and Afghanistan Correspondent
Shayan has been part of the Asia Elects Team since January 2020. Covering polls and elections in Pakistan as well as political developments in Afghanistan. He is currently doing a Bachelors program in Economics, International Relations & Law (ELI) at the Institute of Business Management in Karachi.
Tinnakorn Wantae
Thailand Correspondent

Tinnakorn Wantae has been part of Asia Elects since January 2020. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Government in the Faculty of Political Science, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. He covers polls, elections, and political development in Thailand.

Tobias Gerhard Schminke

Tobias founded Asia Elects in 2018, after creating Europe Elects in 2014. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Media and Communication Science with a Political Science minor at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany, and Haifa University, Israel. In 2019, he obtained his Master of Arts in International Development Studies in Halifax, Canada. He is currently working towards his Ph.D. at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada.

Malaysia Correspondent

Our Malaysian correspondent has chosen not to be featured on the website.

Shalin Joshi
Nepal Correspondent

Shalin has been with the Asia Elects team since June 2021. He covers political developments, polls, and elections in Nepal.