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What data is expected?

This data category requires results by constituency / district for all major national electoral contests. Election data informs about voting outcomes and voting process. What are electoral majorities and minorities? How many votes are registered, invalid, or spoilt? To enable highest transparency, the Index assesses polling station data. Data for electoral zones does not suffice. The Index consulted the National Democratic Institute (NDI) to develop this data category. For more information, see the NDI’s Open Elections Data Initiative. We recommend that you consult our methodology section for more information.

  • Results for major electoral contests
  • Number of registered votes
  • Number of invalid votes
  • Number of spoiled ballots
  • Data available at polling station level

How open is the data?

Data Usability Beta

The submitter assessed the usability of the data as follows (3 - little to no effort needed, 1 - extensive effort needed): 3

Data format

CSV, TXT, XML

Data Location

  • http://results.aec.gov.au/20499/Website/HouseDefault-20 - 2016 Federal Election results site
  • ftp://mediafeedarchive.aec.gov.au/20499 - 2016 Bulk file in XML format (OASIS Election Markup)
  • http://results.aec.gov.au - 2001-2016 Election Result Archives
  • All answers

    Question Answer Comment
    Openly licenced Yes Unless otherwise noted in the materials excluded and rights reserved list below, material on this website, including publications, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia Licence (CC BY 3.0).
    Downloadable at once Yes There is a wide range of datasets provided for download, The XML feed presents the entire download in Oasis Election Markup Language (http://docs.oasis-open.org/election/eml/v7.0/eml-v7.0.html)
    Up-to-date Yes Data is release progressively through the election day, and is maintained as an archive
    Publicly available Yes
    Available free of charge Yes
    In an open and machine-readable format CSV, TXT, XML
    findable 4
    findable_steps google search
    licence_url http://www.aec.gov.au/footer/Copyright.htm
    Collected by government Yes
    usability 3
    collector_name Australian Electoral Commission
    characteristics Results for major electoral contests, Number of registered votes, Number of invalid votes, Number of spoiled ballots, Data available at polling station level Invalid and Spoiled ballots are both recorded as Informal Votes http://www.aec.gov.au/voting/informal_voting/
    location http://results.aec.gov.au/20499/Website/HouseDefault-20 - 2016 Federal Election results site, ftp://mediafeedarchive.aec.gov.au/20499 - 2016 Bulk file in XML format (OASIS Election Markup), http://results.aec.gov.au - 2001-2016 Election Result Archives As well as the public site, the AEC provides a live XML feed for the Media on election day. These files present a complete form of the results.

    Details

    The AEC data also contains the full distribution of preferences.

    Reviewer comments

    Navigation through the website to find elections results is pretty straightforward: Elections > Elections results: 2001 to present > Select election. Submitter noted that as well as the public site, the AEC provides a live XML feed for the Media on election day. These files present a complete form of the results. Invalid votes and spoiled ballots are recorded as “Informal votes” (http://www.aec.gov.au/voting/informal_voting/). There is a wide range of datasets provided for download, the XML feed presents the entire download in Oasis Election Markup Language (http://docs.oasis-open.org/election/eml/v7.0/eml-v7.0.html). As for timely publication, submitter indicates that data is released progressively through the election day. The AEC data also contains the full distribution of preferences.

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    Date the data became available   Unknown
    Format of data   Unknown
    Reviewer   Paola Mosso
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    Last modified   Fri Dec 09 2016 01:26:13 GMT+0000 (UTC)