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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


All answers

Question Answer Comment
Openly licenced Yes
Downloadable at once Yes
Up-to-date Yes
Publicly available Yes
Available free of charge Yes
In an open and machine-readable format CSV, JSON, RDF, TSV, XML
findable 4
findable_steps go to datos.gov.co and search "Resultados Presidencia Primera Vuelta 2014", "Resultados Camara Elecciones 2014", "Resultados Senado Elecciones 2014"
licence_url https://herramientas.datos.gov.co/es/terms-and-conditio
Collected by government Yes
usability 3
collector_name Registraduría Nacional del Estado Civil
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 https://www.datos.gov.co/Participaci-n-ciudadana/Result - Presidential election, https://www.datos.gov.co/Resultados-Electorales/Resulta - House of representatives, https://www.datos.gov.co/Resultados-Electorales/Resulta - Senate


The information is available at Colombia open data portal (datos.gov.co)

Reviewer comments

Submission was accepted. Invalid votes are available and include in its counting spoiled ballots. As it is stated in the organisation supervising the elections -Registraduría Nacional del Estado Civil-, “if the citizen mistakenly marks the electoral card, he or she may request a new replacement card from the voting juries. The suffragan must return the badly filled electoral card and verify that the jury annuls it” (sums it to the invalid votes) (http://www.registraduria.gov.co/Actores-Proceso-Electoral.html). “Broken votes” (“Votos rotos”) are not measured in Colombia by current jurisdiction.

Meta data

Date the data became available   Unknown
Format of data   Unknown
Reviewer   Paola Mosso
Submitters   Juan Felipe Devia Rodriguez
Last modified   Fri Mar 17 2017 21:44:06 GMT+0000 (UTC)