What is LAM-TECH's role?

LAM-TECH has developed and donated to the people of Sierra Leone an open source software platform called Open Election Data Platform (OEDP) to facilitate free, fair, safe, secure and transparent elections in 2018.

The primary objective of the initiative is to provide an open source and open data web-based tool to collect, aggregate, visualize and share electoral violence incident data, historic and current election data in a manner that is timely, granular, non-discriminatory, available-for free on the internet, complete-and-in-bulk, analyzable, permanently available, non-proprietary and license-free.

The Source Code of the platform is free and available permanently at https://github.com/LamTechFoundationInc/oedp for anyone to review, modify and use.

The data stored and processed by the platform will be managed by RAIC and shared according to open data principles. Personally identifiable information of individuals will never be shared

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Why Sierra Leone OEDP?

To open election data following the nine principles of open election data and using open data tools and principles to increase the chances of free, fair, safe, secure and transparent general elections in 2018. To complement the work of current election bodies and security organizations in Sierra Leone, to prevent electoral violence through monitoring and reporting. To enable the Government, Political Parties, Researchers, Journalist, NGOs, Civil Society, and the general public use open election data in their decision making process.

What is Open Election Data Platform?

Data Collection Tool

Modern and sensible open data models, simple, mobile first and responsive data entry forms, data validation to avoid wrong data entry, multiple approval levels to ensure data is verified and published by approved publishers

Data Aggregation Tool

All data is stored in a safe and secure relational database system, dynamic database queries enable mixing and matching various data types to generate new views, simple and user-friendly interfaces that are responsive and adaptive

Data Visualization Tool

Data can be viewed in different formats. HTML tables and visual cards with options to filter and sort data. Data displayed on Sierra Leone Map using the latest NEC boundary delimitations

Data Sharing Tool

Data is available and shared in human readable formats (HTML tables, cards, and maps) and machine-readable formats (CSV, JSON and XML). All available from two main pages

What is the implementation Strategy?

Working with RAIC

Right to Access Information Commission with a clear mandate to make information available to the masses by increasing the supply of open data to the extent possible

Working with SLREN

Sierra Leone Research & Education Network's mission is to develop advanced network infrastructure services, promote collaboration among the national research and education communities and build the capacity of the RENs community.

Working with NEC

The National Electoral Commission (NEC) is the sole authority with the constitutional mandate to prepare and conduct all public elections and referenda in Sierra Leone. They are the primary source of all data

Working with NEW

National Elections Watch (NEW), a national body with a mandate for strengthening free, fair and credible elections in Sierra Leone. New have independent monitors all over the country