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Hong Kong

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
Openly licenced No
In an open and machine-readable format HTML, XLS
Downloadable at once Yes
Up-to-date Yes
Publicly available Yes
Available free of charge Yes
findable 3
findable_steps Visit http://www.elections.gov.hk/legco2016 > Election Results
Collected by government Yes
usability 3
collector_name Registration and Electoral Office
characteristics Results for major electoral contests, Number of registered votes, Data available at polling station level
location http://www.elections.gov.hk/legco2016/eng/rs_gc.html - 2016 Legislative Council Election, http://www.elections.gov.hk/dc2015/eng/results.html?148 - 2015 District Councils Election, http://www.elections.gov.hk/legco2012/eng/results.html - 2012 Legislative Council Election, http://www.elections.gov.hk/dc2011/eng/results.html - 2011 District Councils Election

As for findability, 2016 Legislative Council results are visible and straightforward. On the other hand, finding historical results can be challenging, although easily findable through Google search queries. Both the Registration and Electoral Office website and the elections dedicated site contain Copyright disclaimers. The first one states that “content available on this website, including but not limited to all text, graphics, drawings, diagrams, photographs and compilation of data or other materials are subject to copyright owned by the Registration and Electoral Office ("REO") or other entities. Except as expressly permitted herein or where prior written authorization is obtained from the REO, any reproduction, adaptation, distribution, dissemination or making available of such copyright works to the public is strictly prohibited” (http://www.reo.gov.hk/en/notices/notices.htm). The elections website explains that “unless otherwise indicated, the materials found on this site are subject to copyright owned by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Permission is required in adopting, reproducing or redistributing photographs, graphics, and audio and video files on this website. Visitors are permitted to download, print, make copies of and distribute all other information on this site for personal or educational purposes, subject to the following conditions: 1. the copy or copies made must not be for re-sale or commercial distribution purpose; 2. the materials must be reproduced accurately; 3. the source of the materials must be identified and the copyright status acknowledged.” (http://www.elections.gov.hk/ce2017/eng/important.html)

Meta data

Data location   http://www.elections.gov.hk/legco2016/eng/rs_gc.html - 2016 Legislative Council Election
   http://www.elections.gov.hk/dc2015/eng/results.html?148 - 2015 District Councils Election
   http://www.elections.gov.hk/legco2012/eng/results.html - 2012 Legislative Council Election
   http://www.elections.gov.hk/dc2011/eng/results.html - 2011 District Councils Election
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   HTML, XLS
Reviewer   Paola Mosso
Submitters   anonymous
Last modified   Wed Nov 16 2016 02:04:25 GMT+0000 (UTC)