This isn't widely used, because we just started working on it this year, but our Knight Foundation project, OpenElections, is developing specs for election results in the United States. You can see the latest specification on our Github wiki. We also have a format for election metadata. Project details at openelections.net.
From an open-source point of view, there is no direct source for age/income/race/location as to which way an individual voted; this is by design that you cannot figure out who voted for whom.
Having said this, you can get an estimate through a survey program that the US Census does. An overview of the results up to the 2014 elections is provided.
Because of the decentralized nature of US elections it's difficult to find a free, public source for county or precinct level election data. The Federal Election Commission only publishes state-level results. The Census Bureau does not publish data on election results - they publish survey data from the CPS that shows how many people are registered and how ...
The open elections project is trying to collect this type of information from official sources, though it isn't yet available.
This is commercially valuable information that typically comes with a licensing fee and can be problematic for republishing. "Election Data Services" is one of the usual sources for this data. Also see Dave Leip's political atlas ...
Several sources of this kind of information:
Ballotpedia - lots of information, but in wiki pages, so not well-structured/API-able.
The Ballot Information Project - an NOI project; a fair bit of data, structured (with an API, I think?)
The Voting Information Project - this one has big sponsors (Google, etc.), and has an API as well.
Project Votesmart - Used ...
I was not able to find anyone collecting leaflets for Europe generally.
Here are some sites I did find.
Ireland: http://irishelectionliterature.wordpress.com/ including Irish candidates for European Parliament elections
Australia: http://www.electionleaflets.org.au/ accepts public contributions
Los Angeles: http://digital.library.ucla.edu/campaign/ accepts ...
In the United States, the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA) Act puts in place a requirement for U.S. federal spending to be in "open, standardized data, and to publish that data online." This will affects awards, appropriations, accounts, and payments. It may or may not have a secondary affect of bringing other financial reporting into this ...
Just found the Overview of the Allensbach Institute, which has data at least for the current legislative period. The data can be easily scraped, see for example my R script.
This helps a bit, but if you have another answer, I will accept and upvote yours.
You can find County-level voting data on the election site of Townhall.
A kind person has done a scrape of the website and made the data available on Github as a CSV and Ipython notebook.
2016 County Election Results
Scraping townhall.com for county-level election results from the 2016 presidential general election with Python
The above ...
You can download the data from CNN in JSON format at:
This is some of the data that powers the CNN's election web page.
It has the outline shown below, with "races" containing results per state, and "polls" containing polling data:
US Presidential General Elections data by county
years 2000 through 2016 Unofficial
Transformed data is in the output/ folder
Plots are in the plots/ folder
Data sources are cited
Most of original data is available in the data/ folder
I am still resolving issues with ...
You can start with http://everypolitician.org, here's a link to the UK data on github.
At Unigraph we've merged everypolitician's with data from Wikidata and Freebase, so you can conveniently query it, for example "get the facebook, twitter and wikidata ids of Adam Holloway, the fb and twitter urls and the party he is member of".
Reach to me for an API ...
In some cases the OP might have to settle for state level data. Or this might help other people who have a similar question and would settle for state-level data.
David Leip's Atlas of US Presidential elections has state-level data in html tables for many years.
Election statistics 1920-2014 link here
open elections has this data, at least for most states, there are a few still in progress. I'm from Virginia so thats the only one that I checked: 2012 has November General Election CSV has personal voting data including voter's name (imho a huge privacy fail and disservice to citizens) and precinct:
Texas has county-level ...
I found a source of 2016 Exit Poll data from data.world (requires registration)
Exit-polling data is typically considered as the most informative data source for revealing the election day process, as it is well studied and used for announcing presidential election prediction. Another interesting aspect of the exit-polling data is that the statistics ...
OpenElections works to acquire and bring to a standard format the precinct level vote results. They do a great job on this as I sift through the Florida results from the 2014 general election. The Pennsylvania data is available for 2014, but does not appear to have any update for the 2016 primary.
Additionally, you can go to Voter List Information to find ...
No two states run their elections exactly the same, so contacting your
state or local election office is the best way to find out about your
state’s unique election rules.
They provided links to connect to the
state election offices
but these are just pointers to the > 50 sites. These sites do not have consistent formatting, so while ...
Political Disclosure Standard Electronic Reporting Format (PDSERF) is one such example. It may very well constitute the first such format.
Question and Answer on DBA.StackExchange
Github project with parser
Note: I'm the author of the question, answer, project parser.
A word of caution about using the AP data made available through client sites such as Politico (or, for that matter, the New York Times): AP does make updates to its election results data, but most news organizations do not update their published data more than a few days after the election. So in most cases what you'll find in such feeds is incomplete data ...
Check out these links below, and you can also search "election 2016" in data.world for other related data. There's quite a few users who are already aggregating this data and creating analyses and cool visualizations. If you're interested in collaborating, some are seeking additional contributors to help build out these datasets further. Hope this helps!
Pretty sure the senate or house has an archive of pdfs going all the way back...but again, its pdfs.
Open Elections is going to be your best bet, although you aren't going to find all of the data you seek, you'll find a lot down to county/precinct level.
Here's one from Virginia with both.
This resource has a more direct reference to what I want: http://ballotpedia.org/Signature_requirements_for_ballot_measures_in_California. It seems to circumvent the data quality issues (or at least -- the interpretability issue) of the nationbuilder data too.