Election Results 70% open

South Africa

What data is expected?

This data category requires results by constituency / district for 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? Where can voters vote, and who are the candidates? The Index collaborated with the National Democratic Institute (NDI) to develop this data category. For more information, see the NDI’s Open Elections Data Initiative.

  • Results of national electoral contests
  • Figures of registered votes
  • Figures of invalid/spoiled votes
  • Results by constituency/district
  • None of the above

How open is the data?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Available free of charge Yes
Downloadable Yes
Publicly available Yes
Openly licenced No No license cited - T&Cs state: "2.1. IEC’s licenses the User to view, download and print the content of the IEC’s website, provided that such content is used for personal, educational and/or non-commercial purposes only. 2.2. Content from the IEC’s website shall not be used or exploited by Users for any commercial and non-private purposes without the prior written consent of IEC’s."
Up-to-date Yes
In an open and machine-readable format CSV PDF available too
location http://www.elections.org.za/content/Elections/National- - IEC National and Provincial latest election results
Collected by government Yes
findable_steps I google and was directed to the IEC site where I browsed to election results
characteristics Results of national electoral contests, Figures of registered votes, Figures of invalid/spoiled votes, Results by constituency/district all of these dimensions are available in the dataset. In addition, the 2 extra attributes listed in the research handbook (Locations of voter registration centers and List of electoral candidates with ballot qualification) are also available. It might be best to list these explicitly as per other indicators on other datasets
Controlled access Yes
Collector name Independent Electoral Commission (IEC)

Meta data

Data location   http://www.elections.org.za/content/Elections/National- - IEC National and Provincial latest election results
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   CSV
Reviewer   Jennifer Walker
Submitters   Jennifer Walker
Last modified   Sat Jun 02 2018 09:10:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)