Members of Election Education and Observation Partners (EEOP) are using ELMO, which means ELection MOnitoring, as the Election Observation Standard Database and Tool for EEOP, and this is the first time for ELMO in Myanmar.
ELMO, (http://getelmo.org/), is The Carter Center’s (http://www.cartercenter.org) open-source ELection MOnitoring data collection and reporting system, built specifically with election monitoring in mind. Equipped with ELMO, observers can submit evaluations of a process – via tablets (utilizing Open Data Kit), SMS, or directly online – in real-time to mission headquarters. ELMO’s reporting system organizes observer findings, and is relied upon by The Carter Center missions around the globe to analyze data and to assess elections as well as broader political processes. (To read more about ELMO, visit to http://getelmo.org/about/)
ELMO is not only a system optimized for election observations but also for other human-rights related observations. So that, EEOP looks forward to the long-term future observations with ELMO as the standard database system.
Moreover, Asia Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) has been providing Election Observation Training and knowledge of observation techniques to the member organizations of EEOP and now it became ELMO’s first international partner by signing on March 13, 2015, agreed to actively collaborate on ELMO. EEOP admires the ELMO partnership for both and expects to use it widely by civil society organizations, especially for Myanmar domestic observers.
New Myanmar Foundation (NMF), one of the member organizations of EEOP, will participate in localizing ELMO for Myanmar (Burmese) language after 2015. Members of EEOP are invited to get involved in ELMO community. We are thankful to ELMO team and The Carter Center!