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.
The submitter assessed the usability of the data as follows (3 - little to no effort needed, 1 - extensive effort needed): 2
|Downloadable at once||Yes|
|Up-to-date||Yes||It's uploaded on the portal the next day after the election results are confirmed.|
|Available free of charge||Yes|
|In an open and machine-readable format||CSV, HTML|
|findable_steps||Searched in the opendata portal of the government|
|Collected by government||Yes|
|collector_name||Central Election Committee|
|characteristics||Results for major electoral contests, Number of registered votes, Number of invalid votes, Number of spoiled ballots, Data available at polling station level|
|location||http://opendata.government.bg/organization/centralna-iz - Government open data portal, https://results.cik.bg/pvrnr2016/tur1/president/index.h - 2016 President & Vice-President Elections portal|
Submitter noted that results are uploaded on the portal the next day after the election results are confirmed. Navigation for results is straightforward. Data portal only contains data from 2015 and 2016.