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.
|In an open and machine-readable format|
|Collected by government||Yes|
|collector_name||Tribunal Supremo de Elecciones|
Election results per year (http://www.tse.go.cr/estadisticas_elecciones.htm) can be downloaded at once and they are available in XLS format, although by municipal level, not by polling station. All required data is available and open licensed. As the submitter stated, the files are not built as databases but as tables or tabbed document, which contain macros and formulas, which results in extensive effort to make data usable.