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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?

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


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
  • All answers

    Question Answer Comment
    Openly licenced No
    Downloadable at once Yes
    Up-to-date Yes
    Publicly available Yes
    Available free of charge Yes
    In an open and machine-readable format HTML, XLS
    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

    Reviewer comments

    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)

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    Date the data became available   Unknown
    Format of data   Unknown
    Reviewer   Paola Mosso
    Submitters   anonymous
    Last modified   Wed Nov 16 2016 02:04:25 GMT+0000 (UTC)