This data category requires results by constituency / district for all major national electoral contests. To satisfy this category, the following minimum criteria must be met:

  • Result for all major electoral contests
  • Number of registered votes
  • Number of invalid votes
  • Number of spoiled ballots
  • All data should be reported at the level of the polling station

Data Location

http://www.fec.gov/pubrec/electionresults.shtml

Comments

Data prior to 2004 is not machine readable although recent results are; marked as "machine readable" as this is the present data and direction of travel. Numbers are for "primary, runoff and general election results for the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives and, when applicable, U.S. President." They are "obtained from each state’s election office and other official sources." Raw data for the 2000, 2004, and 2008, 2012 Presidential General Elections are also available through the National Atlas.

For elections on the state, local and territory level, please see the Combined Federal/State Disclosure and Election Directory. It provides contact information and links to the elections offices of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Also, see the efforts to standardize local government election data being conducted by: http://openelections.net/

There are restrictions on the commercial re-use of the data "Reports and statements filed by political committees may be inspected and copied by anyone. The names and addresses of individual contributors, however, may not be sold or used for any commercial purpose or to solicit any type of contribution or donation, such as political or charitable contributions. 2 U.S.C. 438(a)(4); 11 CFR 104.15. This restriction applies to Federal reports and statements filed in Washington, as well as in each state. Any person who violates this restriction is subject to the penalties of 2 U.S.C. 437g" http://www.fec.gov/pages/brochures/sale_and_use_brochure.pdf

Reviewer comments

I changed the licence from YES to NO and provided the information and the clause associated for that change.

Data Availability

  • N Openly licensed
  • Y Is the data available for free
  • Y Is the data machine readable
  • Y Available in bulk
  • Y Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis
  • Y Is data in digital form
  • Y Publicly available
  • Y Does the data exist
  • Y Is the data available online
Key:
  • Yes
  • No
  • Unsure
  • No data

Details

Date the data became available   Unknown
Format of data   XLS, PDF
Reviewer   Tracey P. Lauriault
Submitters   Tracey P. Lauriault
Last modified   Fri Nov 28 2014 06:14:40 GMT+0000 (UTC)