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/lam-oedp for anyone to review, modify and use.

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

Single Source for all election related data

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, Journalists, NGOs, Civil Society, and the general public use open election data in their decision-making process.

What is the implementation Strategy?

Working with WSR-SL

The Women’s Situation Room (WSR) is a women’s peace building mechanism to prevent and mitigate conflicts during elections in Africa

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 DADA-SL

Democracy and Development Associates Sierra Leone is a civil society organization

Working with NaFCSMO

National Federation of Civil Society and Media Organisations

Open Election Data Platform (OEDP) Data Jam Photos

Get Involved, make a difference

We are currently looking for volunteers in each district and abroad to help identify and format previous election results data. On December 27th and 28th, LAM-TECH collaborated with SLREN and hosted the first Open Election Data Jam (OEDJ) at Njala University’s Njala Campus. There were 30 plus volunteers including students, civil society activists, and media professionals. Participants were trained on how to manage open election data using the platform on the first day and on the second day they worked in teams to validate and publish 2007 and 2012 presidential and parliamentary election results, candidate profiles and boundary delimitations for 2018 elections. Thanks to generous donations from individuals like Yeama Thompson, Thomas Songu, Amadu Massally and LAM-TECH's CEO Tamba S. Lamin.