Elections Around the World: The Constituency Level Election Archive – UROP Spring Symposium 2021

Elections Around the World: The Constituency Level Election Archive

Beverly Liu


Pronouns: She/her/hers

Research Mentor(s): Allen Hicken, Professor
Research Mentor School/College/Department: Political Science, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
Presentation Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021
Session: Session 3 (1pm-1:50pm)
Breakout Room: Room 18
Presenter: 2

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Despite the vast amount of information available about different elections from countries around the world, this data is not organized in an easy to access and read format. There is data about local elections that are disorganized, incomprehensible, and even contains inaccurate information. This research project develops a large database called the Constituency-Level Elections Archive (CLEA). CLEA organizes the election results at the constituency level for lower chamber and upper chamber legislative elections from around the world. Data is collected from government agencies as well as various sources online, and this research helps create a repository of detailed election results to be used to a range of audiences for research, education, and policy-making. CLEA consolidates valuable data in one comprehensive and reliable resource so that it is ready for analysis and publicly available at no cost. This information is used in geo-mapping to visualize raw data on election results and map it to a location and a certain constituency to visualize trends. In organizing information found on various elections and ensuring the data is valid, this project will contribute to future research that uses these election results.

Authors: Allen Hicken, Beverly Liu
Research Method: Library/Archival/Internet Research

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