Welcome to OpenElections

WhatAmericaLooksLike-2012Election-ChrisHoward

Our goal is to create the first free, comprehensive, standardized, linked set of election data for the United States, including federal and statewide offices.

No freely available comprehensive source of official election results exists. The current options for election data can be difficult to find and use or financially out-of-reach for most journalists and civic hackers. We want the people who work with election data to be able to get what they need, whether that’s a CSV file for stories and data analysis or JSON usable for web applications and interactive graphics.

OpenElections is generously supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s Knight News Challenge.

Image: 2012 Presidential Election results by population density (source Chris Howard)