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|
|Available free of charge||Yes|
|In an open and machine-readable format||TXT|
|findable||1||Searching for a specific election results can be quite hard using data.gouv.fr's search engine. Using the Etalab url helps a lot but this one is not well enough referenced to be found easily without knowing it|
|findable_steps||I searched "résultats des élections bureaux de vote" on data.gouv.fr then I filtered the tag "elections" and the source ministry of interior obtaining various datasets of different granularities https://www.data.gouv.fr/fr/datasets/?q=élections&organization=534fff91a3a7292c64a77f53&tag=elections Then I found back in last year's OpenData index the list with direct links to all good datasets|
|Collected by government||Yes|
|usability||2||Data are divided in numerous files, opened with different formats and organized under various data structures.|
|collector_name||Ministère de l'intérieur|
|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.etalab.gouv.fr/le-ministere-de-linterieur-o - List of links to elections results datasets since 1999, https://www.data.gouv.fr/fr/datasets/elections-legislat - Elections législatives 2012 , https://www.data.gouv.fr/fr/datasets/elections-europeen - Elections européennes 2014 , https://www.data.gouv.fr/fr/datasets/election-president - Election Presidentielle 2012|
As submitter states, data are divided in numerous files, opened with different formats and organized under various data structures, although elections législatives 2012, Elections européennes 2014 and Election Presidentielle 2012 are available in TXT format. Format (submitted CSV and XLS) modified for TXT. As submitter notes, data is not easily discoverable. Data at the poll stations level takes multiple searches to be found on data.gouv.fr.