Election Data Guide

This guide has several potential audiences and uses, for:

  • those in the media who may be new to elections and who are looking to get a better understanding of the election process and what kinds of data are produced during each phase of the election process;
  • election monitoring organizations, civil society groups, or political parties that want to learn more about open data principles such as analyzable, finely-grained, or license-free and/or how they apply to the data released during elections;
  • civil society organizations or media that want a framework for evaluating how "open" their country's election data truly is;
  • civil society organizations that may want to advocate for making election data more open and want examples of how data has already been made more open; and
  • electoral management bodies (EMBs) responsible for publishing election data that want clear, concrete definitions of open data.

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