Open election data project


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ORGANIZED in 1983, the National Citizens’ Movement for Free Elections (Namfrel) is the first election-monitoring body in the world and, at the outset, espoused the transparency of election results. It has since expanded its monitoring and observation activities to cover pre-election, election day and post-election periods. The monitoring and observation activities include procurement, voter registration, voter education, filing of certificates of candidacy, preparation for elections, election day operations, among others. Namfrel’s findings and observations are published and made available to anyone interested.

Namfrel may have unwittingly set a building block for what is referred to today as “open data” or, more specifically, “open election data.”

Internet resources provide the following definition,…



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