Who We Are

CENTRE for VOTING OPINION & TRENDS in ELECTION RESEARCH (CVOTER) came into being with the vision of our Founder Editor Mr. Yashwant Deshmukh. Much before India’s corporations developed the confidence and the verve to deliver world class goods and services within the typical constraints of Indian system, he envisioned a world class stakeholder research and consultancy organization more than 25 years ago; symbolizing the spirit of Make in India, for the world. Today CVOTER is a pre-eminent name within South Asia and carries a formidable reputation across the globe. We were ranked by renowned pollster Nate Silver on his blog as amongst the more accurate pollsters during the 2012 US Presidential Campaign.

Not content with being only a stakeholder research agency we have successfully forayed into print and electronic media, social research, market research and consultancy services. Backed by state-of-the-art data management and analysis software and a group of highly motivated analysts who look at the future as an era of limitless possibilities, we deliver value to our clients, like no other. Fired by the ambition to create a better and more equal world, we have worked consciously towards cultivating and developing the expertise of professional communities working in the areas of humanitarian and societal assistance. We do this through our core expertise areas which include evaluation, designing, field data collection, report writing, analysis and training in planning, monitoring and evaluation.

Internal quality assurance and tenacious support supplied by our 26-member core team of experts ensures superb quality and timely delivery of every domestic and international assignment we undertake. In each case, our core team complements the expertise required for individual assignments. We have handled media consultancy assignments in more than 30 countries across the globe. Our list of international clients includes Ivy league Universities and other academic institutions of repute, The World Bank, ANN7, The New Age, BBC, Reuters, Bloomberg and many more.

Within India, CVoter News Services has covered survey-based news analysis across a spectrum including 15 Union Budgets, more than 100 State Elections and more than 30 international events. Since 2000, as the private media players entered the Indian news market, we have worked with almost all the major stalwarts like‐ Aaj Tak, ABP News, Republic TV, Zee News, India TV, Times Now, DECU‐ISRO, Lok sabha TV and many more.

Almost all the important print resources (India Today, The Week, Hindustan Times, Times of India, Indian Express, Amar Ujala, Dainik Jagran, Bhaskar, Malayala Manorama, Anand Bazar Patrika) have extensively published our Stakeholder research, Public perception polls, political analysis and socio‐economic research.