Election Results 0% open

United States

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
In an open and machine-readable format
Collected by government No
collector_non_gov Poll-level data are not available, but state-level data are. The Federal Election Commission (FEC) does provide federal election data here, but the data are neither timely nor do they meet the OKFN criteria: http://www.fec.gov/pubrec/electionresults.shtml "Every two years, the Commission publishes Federal Elections, a compilation of the official, certified federal election results obtained from each state’s election office and other official sources. The links provide the primary, runoff and general election results for the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives and, when applicable, U.S. President."
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As submitter stated, The Federal Election Commission (FEC) does provide federal election data here, but the data are neither timely nor do they meet the OKFN criteria (http://www.fec.gov/pubrec/electionresults.shtml). "Every two years, the Commission publishes Federal Elections, a compilation of the official, certified federal election results obtained from each state’s election office and other official sources. The links provide the primary, runoff and general election results for the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives and, when applicable, U.S. President."

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Reviewer   Paola Mosso
Submitters   Katherine Wikrent
Last modified   Fri Jan 27 2017 20:38:03 GMT+0000 (UTC)