In the context of the GODI public dialogue phase, and its objective to discuss the GODI preliminary results in an open dialogue, on May 25th, 2017, Ania Calderón - Executive Director of the Open Data Charter, Oscar Montiel - International Community Coordinator of Open Knowledge International, Sergio Araiza - SocialTIC y Escuela de Datos and Enrique Zapata - General Director of Open Data in Mexico, gathered in a joint Hang Out to:
• Discuss the preliminary results for Mexico,
• Analyze the pertinence of these preliminary reviews and the existence of requested datasets in open formats, and
• Agree on submitting joint comments to be taken into account
After this exercise this group would like to kindly request the reviewers to take into account the following clarifications to the ‘Election Results' dataset in all its dimensions, based on the following comments:
1) The entire dataset has been rejected based on the reviewer perception that data on ‘Spoiled Ballots’ is not available.
2) It is worth noting that for the Mexican electoral regulations (http://www.ine.mx/archivos2/portal/Elecciones/PEF/2014-2015/#resultados1), ‘Spoiled ballots’ is translated as ‘votos nulos’.
3) Data on spoiled ballots, under this understanding can be accessed from here (http://portalanterior.ine.mx/archivos3/portal/historico/contenido/Historico_de_Resultados_Electorales/): For example: go to 2014 – 2015 elections > go to ‘descargar bases de datos’ in the footer > download datasets > search for ‘voto nulo’
We thank the reviewers for their time and willingness to take into account the work done jointly by civil society and government to perfect the GODI and increase its value for the open data community.