Civil Netwrk OPORA has produced a short film "Open Election Data", explaining which sets of election data should be published and why. We particularly focused on the data from the Central Election Commission. Implementation of these proposals will increase transparency and accountability of the election process, as well as increase confidence in it.
Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine #835 on Approval of the Regulation of Data Sets, Subject to Publication in Open Data Formatregulates which data from which central authority should be published: where, in what format, and with what frequency. However, the CEC has much more information at its disposal than the Cabinet of Minister's resolution provides. We believe that the more data the Central Election Commission publishes, the more trustworthy the election results are. The publication of these data will increase the transparency of election administration bodies. This will expand the source base for analytics, revealing problematic aspects. The goal is not only to report problems, but also to prevent them, to eliminate them before they really affect the election outcomes. Therefore, Civil Network OPORA submitted its proposals concerning amendment of the resolution #835, suggesting to expand them with four data sets.
You will learn from our film what data the CEC should publish. In addition, our experts explain how this can affect the democracy and openness of an election process. Let's start with the test: What is common between elections and sausage?
The short film can also be viewed on OPORA's Facebook page
And here is an explanation of our proposals in text: Open election data. The information OPORA suggests to open