Our tools aim to link the data gathered by observers more directly to state obligations under public international law.

The Carter Center seeks to provide election observers with practical tools to support their efforts in the field. From the core obligations outlined in the Center’s Election Obligations and Standards (EOS) database to the ELMO reporting system, our tools reflect the Center’s broader commitment to improving the quality and consistency of election assessment. The Carter Center currently employs the following tools to assist in election monitoring efforts: