Election Results 0% open

Belgium

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?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
In an open and machine-readable format
Publicly available No
Collected by government Yes
collector_name FOD Binnenlandse Zaken
Controlled access No
characteristics
This entry shows a 0% score because Belgium does not provide election results at the poll station level. It does publish electoral results, but at higher levels. In the public dialogue phase reasons following reasons were mentioned as to why Belgium does not provide poll station data: Counting stations are required to mix (paper) ballots from polling stations (which in turn have multiple ballot boxes) before counting may start. There are only results available on the counting station and municipality level. When voting is done electronically (depends on the municipality), votes are counted at municipality level, again to protect the voters. Therefore it is currently not possible for Belgium to provide poll station data.

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Reviewer   Danny Lämmerhirt
Submitters   Danny Lämmerhirt
Last modified   Thu Jun 22 2017 15:21:32 GMT+0000 (UTC)