The Election Violence Tracker is an open-source reporting tool that enables citizens to document and report violent incidents during Nigeria’s election.The idea is to empower people to independently create, confirm, and track violent incidents during the election season and more importantly, a data resource for journalists, election observers, activists, and civil society. The election violence tracker is an open-source project that will help in tracking violence at the elections in almost real-time and publishing reports to different platforms like Twitter and API endpoints.The Election Violence Tracker was developed by PolicyLab Africa and supported by mySociety subgrant from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED).
Using the Independent Electoral Commission of Nigeria’s (INEC) polling unit data and deploying OpenStreet Map to geolocate each polling unit address and enable user identification to verify the locations. Users can report incidents with Texts and Multimedia. Reports are visualized on a map using Leaflet and infographics. The data collected is open source and available for download and export.
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