On the 24th of 2019, the online platform “Electoral Memory” (ukr.vote) was presented in the Ukrainian Crisis Media Center (UCMC).
A multidimensional electronic archive of the electoral data is designed to preserve and present data on the results of the past elections in Ukraine, candidates and commission members who participated in the election. It was developed by the Ukrainian Center for Social Data with the support of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), USA.
The platform provide convenient and unified access to electoral statistics and data from past elections. Which will contribute to strengthen the integrity and transparency of the elections in Ukraine, to reduce fraud and manipulation in future elections, as well as to promote more effective election campaigns in a democratic election process.
The data are presented in three main forms:
- interactive maps
- data tables
- diagrams of statistical analysis
Geographically the data are presented on the below mentioned levels:
- City, community
- Polling stations
Different elections are interconnected through individuals and parties that participated in the election. Therefore, it is possible to trace the electoral history of a certain party or person. Currently, the website has 286 parties and more than 60,000 people (candidates, commission members, proxies).
Currently, the ukr.vote website presents election data for 2010-2019, however the older data will be uploaded also. Data source for the website are: the website of the Central Election Commission, the website of the State Register of Voters, OpenStreetMap data.
In the nearest future, the developers of “Electoral Memory” will update the website with the data from earlier elections. Also the full English version of the website will be launched (which will make data on the Ukrainian elections available worldwide) as well as the features which will allow for users to form and download datasets (in open data format).
You can read more about the website here.