Election Results 100% open

Denmark


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?

There are problems obtaining live data in full depth at election night. Data is given to major media sites but not in machine-readable format to the generel public or minor media outlets

Historical data from elections, such as parliamentary, regional and referendums, are available and easily findable through the website. About findability: On top of a search bar, on the Statistics site, there’s a subject called “Population and elections”, with a sub-category called “Elections”. There, you can find Elections to municipality councils, Elections to the European Parliament and Referendums data. After exploring selected data, it is one click to download in the selected format. By going to the websites containing XML and HTML data, the route to find the data is pretty straightforward. As the submitter stated, to get data at polling station level you need to use the HTML or XML version. You are not able to download the dataset in bulk at polling station level, for this you would need to make many XML requests. Submitter stated that for general elections, the Ministry of Social Affairs and the Interior is in charge. As for local elections municipalities are responsible. As for timely publication, submitter stated that there are problems obtaining live data in full depth at election night. Data is given to major media sites but not in machine-readable format to the general public or minor media outlets.

Data location   http://www.dst.dk/valg/xml.htm - Election results in xml
   http://www.statistikbanken.dk/statbank5a/SelectVarVal/D - Elections results from Statistics Denmark downloadable in different formats
   http://www.dst.dk/valg/Valg1664255/valgopg/valgopg.htm - Election results html
Data licence   http://www.dst.dk/da/omds/omweb
Data format   CSV, DBF, HTML, PX, TSV, TXT, XLS, XML
Reviewer   Paola Mosso
Submitters   Niels Erik Kaaber Rasmussen
Last modified   Thu Feb 02 2017 19:02:45 GMT+0000 (UTC)

Contributors

Reviewers

  • Paola Mosso

Submitters

  • Niels Erik Kaaber Rasmussen
Discuss findings. Head over to the forum to discuss the findings from this entry.