Established in 2016, our elections database underpins all our other elections projects.
The database collects and holds information on every UK electoral event, including elections to all parliaments, principal councils, combined authorities, Police and Crime Commissioners, and council-wide governance referendums. It also covers all by-elections to these bodies. We’re the only organisation in the UK which collects and publishes this information openly.
Every Election provides a unique identifier for each election, down to individual council wards. These are used as the building blocks upon which our other services are constructed, allowing us to tell users about upcoming elections with a high level of precision.
The project tracks boundary changes, hosts a register of organisations that hold elections, and provides postcode look ups for elections.
On the blog
Or, the Democracy Club summer show-and-tell.
How many ballots will you have?
We add up all the seats to be elected in May, and Joe gets to chat to the House of Lords.
We go into detail about how we’re creating the UK’s first open election database — and there’s an invite to join us for a chat about results data.