Election Results 83% open

New Zealand

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): 2

Data format


Data Location

  • http://www.electionresults.govt.nz/ - Official New Zealand election results
  • All answers

    Question Answer Comment
    Openly licenced Yes
    Downloadable at once No
    Up-to-date Yes
    Publicly available Yes
    Available free of charge Yes
    In an open and machine-readable format CSV
    findable 4
    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
    licence_url http://www.elections.org.nz/privacy","commentValue
    Collected by government Yes
    usability 2
    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

    Reviewer comments

    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”.

    Meta data

    Date the data became available   Unknown
    Format of data   Unknown
    Reviewer   Paola Mosso
    Submitters   anonymous
    Last modified   Sun Mar 19 2017 01:34:47 GMT+0000 (UTC)