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Rio de Janeiro

What data is expected?

This data category requires results by constituency / district for mayoral electoral contests.

  • Results for mayoral elections
  • Number of registered votes
  • Number of invalid votes
  • Number of spoiled ballots
  • Data available at polling station level

How open is the data?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Available in bulk Yes There are plenty of different datasets, depending on what kind of data is needed. They are usually downloaded via ZIP file containing a text file per unit established in the dataset choice. Inside it you have one .TXT file per federate state. In each of these files you have all municipalities from that state. You just have to look for Rio de Janeiro in this case.
In an open format TXT
Available free of charge Yes
Up-to-date Yes Data for 2016 Mayoral Elections was available one day after the counting process took place.
Available free online Yes
Openly licenced Yes Data is public and regulated by the brazilian law of access to information (http://www.planalto.gov.br/ccivil_03/_ato2011-2014/2011/lei/l12527.htm), but there is no specific open license for electoral data.
findable 4 I'm acquainted with this kind of data, since I’ve been working with them recently, so it was really easy to me. But if you search “Eleições resultados”, portuguese for “Election Results” in google, the first links are those from TSE.
findable_steps 1) I knew before that TSE was responsible for Election Results data, so I just went to TSE webpage (http://www.tse.jus.br/), 2) I searched the menu "Elections" and then "Elections Statistics", 3) I clicked the link for "Election Data Repository".
licence_url http://www.tse.jus.br/eleicoes/estatisticas/repositorio The link is the same of the homepage of the Electoral Data Repository from TSE. The text shows its public use intention, but there is no specific license for it. The information is regulated by the brazilian Law of Access to Information, as shown above, and because of that, it is considered public. This link (http://dados.gov.br/dataset/resultado-das-eleicoes/resource/bfd28046-7236-4a4a-82ef-3e0fcd92771c) shows that there is no specific license.
Collected by government Yes
usability 2 Some effort is required, since data is provided encoded. But all files come with a read-me file containing the correspondence between codes and descriptions.
collector_name TSE - Tribunal Superior Eleitoral Mayoral elections data, just like national elections, is collected by the Brazilian Superior Electoral Court (TSE), the highest judiciary institution in Brazil for electoral issues.
characteristics Results for mayoral elections, Number of registered votes, Number of invalid votes, Number of spoiled ballots, Data available at polling station level I suppose that all the information required is the same as the Global Index requires, the only difference is that in this case it should be available for the municipality level, the mayoral elections: mayors and city councilmen. 1) Mayoral Contests are available at the same platform as National Contests. For example: 2016 we had Municipal Contests and 2014, National Contests. Both happen every 4 years. 2) One of the datasets available is "Detalhe da apuração por município e zona" (Counting detail per municipality and electoral ward), which shows the total number of registered votes per municipality and electoral ward. 3) The number of invalid votes can be obtained in the same dataset above. This dataset also includes abstentions. 4) In Brazil, the voting process takes place with electronic ballot boxes. So, it doesn't makes sense to have spoiled ballots data, but the number of invalid votes from subjury ballot boxes can be obtained through the same dataset above. Those are invalid votes until a electoral judge decides if they are actually valid or nullified. 5) The "Detalhe da apuração por seção eleitoral" (Counting detail per electoral section) dataset shows data per polling station (ballot box).
location http://www.tse.jus.br/eleicoes/estatisticas/repositorio - Main page for all brazilian election data (Repositório de dados eleitorais, which means Election Data Repository). The session "results" in the left panel shows election results since 1945. Here there is the general link for the TSE webpage. There are no specific links to get the information required for the dataset, but they are accessible through navigation. First, you choose the year and then you select what kind of dataset you need. In the case of Rio de Janeiro, a city, we are probably interested in mayoral elections, which take place every four years. We had one in 2016, so before that we had in 2012, 2008 and so forth.

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Meta data

Data location   http://www.tse.jus.br/eleicoes/estatisticas/repositorio - Main page for all brazilian election data (Repositório de dados eleitorais, which means Election Data Repository). The session "results" in the left panel shows election results since 1945.
Data licence   http://www.tse.jus.br/eleicoes/estatisticas/repositorio
Data format   TXT
Reviewer   Wagner Faria de Oliveira
Submitters   Wagner Faria de Oliveira
Last modified   Thu Feb 02 2017 14:15:59 GMT+0000 (UTC)