Election Results 80% 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?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Openly licenced No
In an open and machine-readable format CSV, XLS PDF
Downloadable at once Yes
Up-to-date Yes
Publicly available Yes
Available free of charge Yes
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

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.”

Meta data

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
Data licence   http://www.elections.org.za/content/Copyright-Notice/
Data format   CSV, XLS
Reviewer   Paola Mosso
Submitters   Tricia Govindasamy
Last modified   Thu Jan 12 2017 19:31:27 GMT+0000 (UTC)