We here at the Open Election Data Initiative noticed yesterday that the Election Commission of Uganda made voter registration information available for free at a granular level. Naturally, we were excited to see those two open data principles at work. …

Open Election Data Pays Off in Uganda Read more »

By Jeremy Bowers, David Eads It could be a new day, for your election data. (Kheel Center) “End the elections arms race” has become a rallying cry in American data journalism. Many newsrooms spend tremendous resources writing code to simply …

Introducing Elex, a Tool to Make Election Coverage Better for Everyone Read more »

Abstract: Open data and the geoweb have emerged, along with the rhetoric of democratization and a promise that increased user participation would lead to more empowered citizens. Recently, European rules have attempted to make the availability and re-use of data …

Open Data, Political Crisis and Guerrilla Cartography Read more »

It was appropriate that March’s Open Data Manchester meeting should focus on projects related to the forthcoming elections. Not only because the country goes to the polls next month but also that election data was the first area of interest …

Democracy Projects – Open Election Special Read more »

Tuesday 31st March 6.30pm – 8.30pm Spaceport X 1st Floor 24-26 Lever Street Manchester M1 1DZ More details and directions here Sign up on Eventbrite here The country will go to the polls on May the 7th and decide the …

Open Election Special – March 31st Read more »