If set up effectively and strategically, the election situation room may easily become the most reliable and credible source of information after the electoral mother body in the host country and managing the data flow in the situation room would require an expert team of people to gather, verify, analyze and publish the data coming in from various sources. See document below.
The team of Experts are very key to the success of the Election Situation Room as they are directly responsible for analyzing and producing analytical write-ups, policy briefs, and other briefing materials on key electoral aspects and themes as directed by the situation room task force. Here is an example of what their Scope of Work and Terms of Reference should be
This is a generic sample of an ideal Sms checklist that observers working in the Election Situation Room can use inorder to collect qualitative as well as quantitave data through an sms platform with the ESR's technology platforms.