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||No|
|Available free of charge||Yes|
|In an open and machine-readable format||CSV|
|findable_steps||Clicked on the link for the election in question. There are summaries and details by electorate. The \"statistics\" link holds advanced detailed reports, in HTML and CSV formats|
|Collected by government||Yes|
|collector_name||New Zealand Electoral Commission (Māori: Te Kaitiaki Take Kōwhiri)|
|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||http://www.electionresults.govt.nz/ - Official New Zealand election results|
Submission accepted. Navigation through the website to find elections results is pretty straightforward and it is possible to quickly access a summary of results, besides downloading the CSV file. These files present a complete form of the results. Data is up to date. Invalid votes and spoiled ballots are recorded as “Informal votes”.