Election/Referendum Calendar Data Sources


#1

Hello,

Does anyone have open data sources for dates of elections and referendums around the world? I’m looking for
some sample data for a project. So far I’ve been pulling of Wikipedia
:slight_smile:

(It’s to go into this site
http://electionsandreferendum.jmbtechnology.co.uk/ which is to demo this
static calendar website generation software:
https://github.com/OpenACalendar/OpenACalendar-StaticWeb-Core Still very
early days and a work in progress, but always good to have some real
data to develop with! The data behind this site is at
https://github.com/JMB-Technology-Limited/OpenACalendar-StaticWeb-Data-ElectionsAndReferendums
)

Thanks,
James


#2

Hi James,

IFES has dates of possible elections:
http://www.electionguide.org/elections/

And NDI (full disclosure: I work for them) has a calendar of confirmed
upcoming elections: https://www.ndi.org/electionscalendar

I’m sure they are not comprehensive since both organizations focused on
developing democracies but it might be easier than searching wikipedia.

Best,
Michelle


#3

Try the sites listed in the Open Data Census http://global.census.okfn.org/dataset/elections