Election Results 80% open


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 Uncertain how to answer this. In practice election results are public domain but there is no explicit statement saying this.
In an open and machine-readable format XML
Downloadable at once Yes
Up-to-date Yes
Publicly available Yes
Available free of charge Yes
findable 3
findable_steps Entered "vēlēšanu rezultāti" in a search engine, followed the 1st result. Clicked on a submenu for the most recent parliamentary election, followed a link to a separate site with election results. The last part - getting to a data file - is the difficult part. Once you get to the election result site (http://sv2014.cvk.lv/index_rez.html) you have to figure that the dataset is hidden under a link saying "XML".
Collected by government Yes
usability 3
collector_name Centrālā vēlēšanu komisija (Central Election Commission) Central Election Commission: https://www.cvk.lv/pub/public/28018.html
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.cvk.lv/pub/public/27093.html - Main landing page for election results, http://sv2014.cvk.lv/index_rez.html - 12. Saeimas vēlēšanas (Parliamentary election 2014), http://sv2014.cvk.lv/RezultsXml.gzip - Data file The Election commission also has results for the European Parliament election 2014 but not in a machine-readable form: http://ep2014.cvk.lv/Part-7-Strukt-1.html
12th Saeima election (2014) is the most recent general election. The situation is the same as last year as there has not been an election since.

Submission is valid. Data is available in XML format. Submitter states that getting to a data file is the difficult part. Once you get to the election result site you have to figure that the dataset is hidden under a link saying "XML".

Meta data

Data location   https://www.cvk.lv/pub/public/27093.html - Main landing page for election results
   http://sv2014.cvk.lv/index_rez.html - 12. Saeimas vēlēšanas (Parliamentary election 2014)
   http://sv2014.cvk.lv/RezultsXml.gzip - Data file
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   XML
Reviewer   Paola Mosso
Submitters   anonymous
Last modified   Tue Dec 13 2016 20:05:41 GMT+0000 (UTC)