Why Sierra Leone Open Election Data Platform (SLOEDP)?
SLOEDP's purpose is to provide technology tools and services that enable individuals, organizations, and governments to collect, structure, transform, visualize, and share election data following the Open Election Data Initiative's nine principles of open data; Timely, granular, available for free on the internet, complete and in bulk, analyzable, non-proprietary, non-discriminatory, license-free and permanently available. We launched SLOEDP in 2018 to complement the work of election bodies such as the Electoral Commission for Sierra Leone (ECSL) by publishing Sierra Leone's election data. For the security organizations in Sierra Leone, we complement their work to prevent electoral violence through crowd-sourced monitoring and reporting. The data we publish enable the Government, Political Parties, Researchers, Journalists, NGOs, Civil Society, and the general public to use open election data in their decision-making process.
What is SLOEDP?
A software platform that enables the collection, aggregation, visualization, and sharing of election results, candidate and political party information, boundary delimitations, polling stations and voter registration centers, electoral news articles, and electoral violence incident reports in accordance with global open data principles. The main platform is available at https://electiondata.io or https://elections.sl and the map based visualization app is available at https://app.elections.sl
Experience firsthand the benefits of using technology to improve the transparency and fairness of elections
Leading location based mobile and web app ready to collect data
Accurate data by trained teams of volunteers verifying the data colelcted from the field
Collect, analyze and visualize incidents of violence publicly report
Analyze and visualize data with ease and to make timely decisions
Forecast the election results based on historical trends and data collected
Spend time and resources in swing districts, constituencies and wards
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
Election Results Map
The Live and historical Sierra Leone Elections Results Application. We use the map of Sierra Leone to visualize Presidential, Parliamentary, Mayor, Chairperson, and Councillor election results. Election results are available by region, by district, by constituency, by ward and polling centre
Start using open election data
We advocate for the publication of election results in granular and machine-readable formats, by polling station and polling centre. This will make it easier to identify irregularities and discrepancies in the vote count
Learn from history to decide on 24th, June 2023
The SLPP won by 3.62% with 1,319,406 votes. The APC came in second with 1,227,171 votes.
In the 2018 parliamentary elections, the SLPP won 59 seats, while the APC won 57 seats.
Political Parties and Candidates
Presidential, Member of Parliamanent & Local Council
In the Sierra Leone 2018 elections, there were 16 registered political parties.
16 Candidates. Julius Maada Bio of the SLPP, Samura Kamara of the APC and 14 others