Posts By: Team ELMO

More field work, more help, more security, and… more

Our summer is promising to be a busy one, and here are some of the things on the horizon that we are excited about right now: Graduate students of Emory University are piloting ELMO in Nepal and Vietnam for work related to health and trafficking. In addition, our incoming Fellow for 2016 has been selected…. Read more »

ELMO gets a new partner on SMS

The Carter Center is excited to share news about our continuing work with the Episcopal Commission of Justice and Peace (CEJP) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). CEJP is the Carter Center’s first partner in sub-Saharan Africa to use ELMO for citizen-led election observation. In the fall of 2014, CEJP members Cyrille Ebotoko… Read more »

Real-time electoral risk management: IDEA’s ERM Tool and ELMO

In the ELMO open-source community that is starting to emerge, we’re continually trying to figure out ways that partnerships can leverage the tool to impact areas beyond election observation. Our friends at International IDEA have put a lot of thought and energy into electoral risk, and one result is their Electoral Risk Management Tool, or ERMTool…. Read more »

Emory ELMO Fellow

We’re excited about our growing partnership with Emory through the Institute for Developing Nations (IDN), which works to strengthen scholarship on development and provide direct support to development efforts in some of the poorest countries in the world. Through the generosity of IDN and the Laney Graduate School, the academic year 2015-2016 will see its… Read more »

Our first international partner! Hello, ANFREL

At a signing ceremony on March 13, 2015, The Carter Center and the Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) agreed to actively collaborate on ELMO.  The ceremony was followed by hands-on training for senior representatives of ANFREL. The “Open ELMO” initiative aims to build a system optimized for elections and other human-rights related observation, but… Read more »

Team ELMO engages civil society organizations in Yangon

        Program Associate Elijiah Lewien and Intern Francisca Gilmore explain how ELMO can work for civil society members in Myanmar. At the invitation of several civil society organizations in Myanmar, the ELMO Team held a one-day training on the Carter Center’s observation methodology, use of democratic election standards, and ELMO’s data collection and analysis application…. Read more »

Open Data Kit guest post

Open Data Kit, or ODK, invited us to talk about our use of its Android-based data collection application in our election monitoring. You can read it here: