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Election Results 100% open


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?

The AEC data also contains the full distribution of preferences.

Navigation through the website to find elections results is pretty straightforward: Elections > Elections results: 2001 to present > Select election. Submitter noted that as well as the public site, the AEC provides a live XML feed for the Media on election day. These files present a complete form of the results. Invalid votes and spoiled ballots are recorded as “Informal votes” ( There is a wide range of datasets provided for download, the XML feed presents the entire download in Oasis Election Markup Language ( As for timely publication, submitter indicates that data is released progressively through the election day. The AEC data also contains the full distribution of preferences.

Data location - 2016 Federal Election results site - 2016 Bulk file in XML format (OASIS Election Markup) - 2001-2016 Election Result Archives
Data licence
Data format   CSV, TXT, XML
Reviewer   Paola Mosso
Last modified   Fri Dec 09 2016 01:26:13 GMT+0000 (UTC)



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