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): 1
There is no statement as to licensing information of results.
|Openly licenced||No||At the bottom of the first website there are links to "Politica de privacidad" and "Terminos y condiciones". You would expect one of these links to lead to licencing information, but they just return you to the same webpage. The second website has no specification as to licensing or whether the data is in the Public Domain.|
|Downloadable at once||No|
|Available free of charge||Yes|
|In an open and machine-readable format||HTML|
|findable_steps||Used search engine to find "Comision Estatal de Elecciones" website. Clicked on pop-up about 2016 election results. Clicked on "Escrutinio General". On resulting webpage, on left sidebar, clicked on "Actas por Precinto, Unidad y Colegio", then clicked on "Actas". This led me to the second webpage.||Procedure is not obvious. You have to explore quite a bit to get to the second website.|
|licence_url||There is no statement as to licensing information of results.||There is no statement as to licensing information of data.|
|Collected by government||Yes|
|collector_name||Comision Estatal de Elecciones - State Electoral Commission|
|characteristics||Results for major electoral contests, Number of registered votes, Number of invalid votes, Data available at polling station level|
|location||http://ww2.ceepur.org - Official State Electoral Commission website, href="http://elecciones2016.ceepur.org/Escrutinio_General_77/index.html#es/reportdefault/Actas.xml" http://elecciones2016.ceepur.org/Escrutinio_General_77/">rel="nofollow">http://elecciones2016.ceepur.org/Escrutinio_General_77/ - Drop down menus provide 2016 electoral results down to the level of individual polling stations||The first website provides access to the second website, but finding the latter is not obvious.|
The second website provides electoral results for the Puerto Rico's recent 2016 election. The first website can provide electoral information about previous elections.
By request of submitter, information was updated in several categories, with the only difference that the datasets do not include description of spoiled votes, but only null or invalid votes. Also, on format, submitter requested it would be included the XML format, but the data is available only through HTML format, which was included. As the submitter notes, finding the second elections data website does not have an obvious route. As for public domain, there are links to "Politica de privacidad" and "Terminos y condiciones", which usually contain this sort of information but they return to the homepage. These pages were also non existent through Google search queries. Historical data (1923-2001) (http://22.214.171.124/consulta.html) contain a “All rights reserved” disclaimer by the end of the webpage.