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USA 2016 election demographic data

I am looking for demographic data (age, income, race, location) for individuals who voted in the 2016 US presidential election. The resolution that I am looking for can be at the state, county, or ...
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Data standards for election results

I've found the schemas for the Election Markup Language, and this relatively thin json effort https://github.com/wnyc/election_california_2012/blob/master/examples/sample.json Are there any other ...
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Historical values for the German "Sonntagsfrage"?

In Germany, there are several surveys on voter's preference ("If there were an election next sunday, which party would you vote for"), the so-called "Sonntagsfrage". Are historical values available? ...
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Data Standards for Campaign Finance

While there are some nice APIs for campaign finance at the federal level, they differ significantly. https://www.opensecrets.org/resources/create/api_doc.php http://developer.nytimes.com/docs/...
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Where can I find data on the winner of the presidential popular vote by U.S. county, for as many elections as possible?

I'm trying to find data on the breakdown of the popular vote in each U.S. county, for each presidential election going back as far as possible. I realize that counties change over time, but are these ...
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Individual precinct voting data for Pennsylvania

I'm currently trying to find voting results by precinct for for Pennsylvania. I know several states such as South Carolina have published voting data from the 2016 General Election. This data can be ...
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Sources of political voting records at the county level?

Is there a database of which party (Democrats/Republicans/Other) won which county/zip code in a U.S. presidential election? Even better would be a panel of these data. If no public database like this ...
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Where to contribute pictures of election leaftlets?

In most countries before elections, every citizen receives by mail an envelope containing paper leaflets printed by each political group, each describing its political program. I think that these ...
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Is there an API or global source for US ballot information?

I'd like to be able to query to discover what's on the ballot - from local measures to Presidential elections. Is there a source that combines all of this data? Or is there a standard that's ...
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US Election Twitter Data

Is there a way that I can get US election-related tweets from October 15 to Nov 15 from various countries. Can anyone tell how to use the Twitter API to get data older than a month? Alternatively, ...
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2016 US national election exit poll data

I'm looking for 2016 US national election exit poll data. Is there an open source version of these data? Essentially, I'd like access to the NYTimes data shown here: http://www.nytimes.com/...
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List of all UK political party/politician facebook pages

I'm working on a Chrome extension to analyse Facebook advert targetting by political parties, in the run-up to the 2017 UK general election. (https://whotargets.me) In order to conduct our analysis, ...
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High-quality voter (partisan) data for the United States

What is the best publicly-available data source for the geographic distribution of Republican and Democratic voters in the (individual) United States? I'm happy with either a presidential or ...
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Antebellum State and Local Election Data

Is there data on voter turnout and election returns for state and local elections (gubernatorial, etc) during the 1840-1860 time period in the United States at the county level? If no comprehensive ...
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Where can I find state by state polling prior to recent presidential elections?

I am looking for data on polling estimates for different states in presidential elections in the United States.
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Precinct Name Change Across Time

I am looking for one or several sources that record changes in precinct names across time in the US (at least after the 2000s). I have looked on individual states' webpages, as well as other website ...
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federal guidelines for reporting expenses and donations

I'm running for city council in a small town on the platform of transparency... really like 18f api standards, looking to find a schema to describe expenses and donations for the campaign - ie some ...
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How to register in each state (U.S.)

I'm looking for a place that systematically keeps track of the ways voters in each state can register, such as whether they can register online or by mail, links, voter qualifications, etc.
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California Gubernatorial Election Turnouts

I'm able to find the number of votes by a particular year on each election's Wikipedia page (such as https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_gubernatorial_election,_2010), but they all link back to a ...
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US Presidential Election by County

I'm trying to find election data from 1789 to last general election, down to county level. I was lucky to get for only 2002 on this page Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies. I was ...
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Seeking benchmark dataset for election prediction

What benchmark datasets are used for election prediction? Can anyone provide me a link to access such benchmark collection for future research work?
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Seeking Election Voting Data for Constituencies for Karnataka State Elections for 2013 and 2018

I require data pertaining to the number of votes for each candidate in their specific constituency in the state of Karnataka for 2013 and 2018 elections. I have surveyed the Indian Election Commision ...
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merged election (voting precinct) data and census (block group/tract) data

Is there available a mapping between US voting precincts and census-recognized geographical units, like census block groups, or even to ZIP codes? There are nice data sets now of US election results ...
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Are there open data sets with voter turnout and demographic information for local administrative divisions in Mexico?

I'm looking for data sets with voter turnout data, for both federal and local elections, for small administrative divisions of Mexico, e.g. cities or municipalities. Are such data available? Something ...
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Electoral district boundaries (international)

I'm looking for a resource with shapefiles for various current and historical electoral boundaries for legislative districts in various countries, for example in North Africa (Algeria, Morocco, ...
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Breakdown of absentee vs. in-person voting in the 2016 presidential primary

I am looking for the breakdown of the 2016 presidential primary results on the state or lower level by absentee, early, and in-person voting. I've found a few resources that have aggregated primary ...
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Seeking location data for UK parliamentary constituencies

I'm trying to do some data analysis on crime rates within my local constituency. I'm using the UK Police API to get the data but currently, I have to manually define the boundary using longitude and ...
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Are the Local Government Area wards of New South Wales available in a vector format?

I'm looking for a vector (i.e. GeoPackage, shapefile, Geojson etc etc) format dataset of the wards in New South Wales. These are the electoral districts for the Local Government Areas. An example of ...
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pct_estimate and pct_adjusted in FiveThirtyEight polling data

I'm working on polling data from fivethirtyeight1. What is the meaning of pct_trend_adjusted column here? What are they adjusting for?
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FEC API key form submit does nothing

I visit https://api.open.fec.gov/developers/ , fill out the form titled "Sign up for an API key", and press "Signup". The button briefly changes to "Loading...", then ...
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Where can someone find a public dataset on where/which USPS postal boxes and sorting machines have been removed?

The USPS is removing sorting machines and mail collection boxes from several locations. I've seen this mapped but cannot yet find this data. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/internal-usps-documents-...
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I am looking for data on election polling locations and more specifically how many people showed up to cast a vote

With the current debate of mail-in voting vs in-person voting, I want to get a handle on how feasible doing in-person voting would be if adhering to social distancing guidelines. help. I couldn't find ...
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Registered voters by county

i am looking information about presidential election 2016 by county. There is information how many people voted for Clinton and Trump ( https://data.world/aaronhoffman/us-general-election-2016 ) ...