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.
As for findability, 2016 Legislative Council results are visible and straightforward. On the other hand, finding historical results can be challenging, although easily findable through Google search queries. Both the Registration and Electoral Office website and the elections dedicated site contain Copyright disclaimers. The first one states that “content available on this website, including but not limited to all text, graphics, drawings, diagrams, photographs and compilation of data or other materials are subject to copyright owned by the Registration and Electoral Office ("REO") or other entities. Except as expressly permitted herein or where prior written authorization is obtained from the REO, any reproduction, adaptation, distribution, dissemination or making available of such copyright works to the public is strictly prohibited” (https://www.reo.gov.hk/en/notices/notices.htm). The elections website explains that “unless otherwise indicated, the materials found on this site are subject to copyright owned by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Permission is required in adopting, reproducing or redistributing photographs, graphics, and audio and video files on this website. Visitors are permitted to download, print, make copies of and distribute all other information on this site for personal or educational purposes, subject to the following conditions: 1. the copy or copies made must not be for re-sale or commercial distribution purpose; 2. the materials must be reproduced accurately; 3. the source of the materials must be identified and the copyright status acknowledged.” (https://www.elections.gov.hk/ce2017/eng/important.html)
|Data location|| https://www.elections.gov.hk/legco2016/eng/rs_gc.html - 2016 Legislative Council Election|
https://www.elections.gov.hk/dc2015/eng/results.html?148 - 2015 District Councils Election
https://www.elections.gov.hk/legco2012/eng/results.html - 2012 Legislative Council Election
https://www.elections.gov.hk/dc2011/eng/results.html - 2011 District Councils Election
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|Last modified||Wed Nov 16 2016 02:04:25 GMT+0000 (UTC)|