Viewing posts from May, 2014
More fun with IEC elections results data (and maps). The images below show party results (% of votes) by district for a couple of parties. Made using QGIS - I might get a better map up with TileMill soon.
Earlier this year, the IEC released some mobile apps, and an API with full access to election results as they become available. The API has some problems (notably, it requires a username and password which you have to *cough* get from somewhere) but it feels like a step in the right direction. At the moment there isn't any way to get results for all voting districts - rather, they have be requested per district. I used Code4SA's 'IEC API API' and a list of voting districts found in this SQL dump to pull down the results, and I'm sharing the data in case anyone is interested.