Election Results 78% open

South Africa

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): 3

Data format

CSV, XLS

Data Location

  • http://www.elections.org.za/ - Electoral Commission of South Africa
  • http://www.elections.org.za/content/Elections/Municipal - Municipal Elections Results
  • http://www.elections.org.za/content/Elections/National- - National and provincial election results
  • http://www.elections.org.za/content/Elections/Municipal - Municipal by-election results
  • All answers

    Question Answer Comment
    Openly licenced No
    Downloadable at once Yes
    Up-to-date Yes
    Publicly available Yes
    Available free of charge Yes
    In an open and machine-readable format CSV, XLS PDF
    findable 4
    findable_steps Googled South African Election Results, found it on the first search result.
    licence_url http://www.elections.org.za/content/Copyright-Notice/
    Collected by government Yes
    usability 3
    collector_name Electoral Commission of South Africa
    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.elections.org.za/ - Electoral Commission of South Africa , http://www.elections.org.za/content/Elections/Municipal - Municipal Elections Results, http://www.elections.org.za/content/Elections/National- - National and provincial election results, http://www.elections.org.za/content/Elections/Municipal - Municipal by-election results

    Reviewer comments

    For Local Elections it is needed to select an electoral zone to download detailed results. Results are also available. National and provincial election results data is also available in PDF. Copyright notice: “All of the work on this site including pages, documents and online images is protected by the copyright laws of the Republic of South Africa. The use of any material on this site for commercial purposes is a breach of copyright. Material may be retrieved and displayed, printed or reproduced in unaltered form only for personal, non-commercial use or use within your organisation. All other rights are reserved.”

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    Date the data became available   Unknown
    Format of data   Unknown
    Reviewer   Paola Mosso
    Submitters   Tricia Govindasamy
    Last modified   Thu Jan 12 2017 19:31:27 GMT+0000 (UTC)