A really good map of election results in Spain since 1987. The developers explain: “We were contacted by the Spanish national television station RTVE to create a visualization tool allowing users to understand the 2011 Spanish electoral results in the context of historical electoral results and a range of demographic indicators.” Impressive. Via Google Maps Mania.
Michael Gregotski writes, “On one of your posts you asked if anyone else had any maps from the [Canadian] election. Here’s an application I put together that compares the 2011, 2008 and 2004 results (I skipped the 2006 election becasue the results from 2004 to 2008 were more dramatic). Just click Scale and Location in the lower part of the screen to synchronize the maps. The Identify tool in the lower right will get you more information about the results from the ridings.”
A user on SkyscraperPage Forum has produced a dozen maps of the results of the 2011 Canadian federal election, including maps showing each party’s popular vote by riding and maps that show what the results would have looked like if we had runoff voting or if the Liberals and NDP merged. Via Andrew Coyne.
Previously: Mapping the 2011 Canadian Federal Election Results.
Elections Canada, the agency that runs federal elections in this country, has posted its usual large PDF map of the preliminary results of Monday’s election. As always, maps of past elections are also available. (Previously: Elections Canada’s Big Elections Results Map.) Via Richard.
Less official but more interactive, CBC News’s election results page has pretty good maps, I think. Any others?
More maps showing results from the 2008 federal election in Canada; interesting that they’re coming into view now, as context for the current election campaign, rather than immediately after the vote they map. Here are a series of intensity maps that show the popular vote in each federal constituency in British Columbia for the four major parties running there. Via @acoyne.
Previously: 2008 Canadian Election Results.
La Presse, a Montreal newspaper, has put poll-by-poll election results from the 2008 Canadian federal election onto a Google Maps interface. (Kudos to them for doing it for the entire country, and in English as well — not something I’d… • Continue reading this entry.
Last Saturday’s Globe and Mail ran a feature looking at 50 electoral districts to watch in the Canadian federal election now under way. The print infographic (above) differs from the online version, which is a Google Maps mashup with… • Continue reading this entry.
David Sparks’s isarithmic history of the two-party vote, which adds gradations to choropleth maps of U.S. presidential election results, has been making the enthusiastic rounds of the Internets this week (Daring Fireball, MetaFilter, Talking Points Memo). The above video,… • Continue reading this entry.
Benjamin Hennig has plotted the results of the U.S. congressional elections on a population-based cartogram (which evens out the very large, sparsely populated districts with the small, densely populated urban districts that don’t show up well on a geographical… • Continue reading this entry.
The New York Times’s election results maps — House, Senate, gubernatorial — are, as usual, awesome. Pickups are clearly indicated, so you can see at a glance what’s changed. You can drill down to county-level results easily, and a… • Continue reading this entry.
A feature in last Sunday’s New York Times takes a look (with great maps) at some of the more creatively gerrymandered congressional districts, and why they were done that way — everything from keeping the Hopi and the Apache in… • Continue reading this entry.
Useful interactive map of the Australian elections from ABC Australia: a Google Maps mashup that’s better than most; clicking on a constituency (or “electorate,” as the Aussies call them, and they are wrong) brings up data for it on the… • Continue reading this entry.
The New York Times has published interactive maps of the upcoming U.S. House of Representatives, Senate and gubernatorial elections, marking seats as safe, leaning or tossup. They’re what you would expect from the Times’s interactive maps: they’re really well done,… • Continue reading this entry.
Speaking of election maps, campaign firm Strategic Telemetry has produced a number of choropleth maps of recent U.S. election results (in particular, some high-profile 2010 senatorial and gubernatorial primaries). Via Mark Ambinder…. • Continue reading this entry.
Andy Woodruff discusses the value-by-alpha map, an alternative to the cartogram that he, Robert Roth and Zachary Johnson have developed (and have written a paper about in The Cartographic Journal): “[V]alue-by-alpha is essentially a bivariate choropleth technique that ‘equalizes’… • Continue reading this entry.
Finally getting around to looking at some online maps of the results of the general election in the U.K. held last week. I’m surprised at how similar the maps produced by different media organizations are to one another. Both… • Continue reading this entry.
With an imminent general election in the U.K., we should be getting our hands on some examples of electoral map cartography. There are already some early examples of the form, showing the state of things going into the campaign: the… • Continue reading this entry.
Interesting post from The Electoral Map about how regional divisions in election results reflect other (e.g. ethnic) divisions…. • Continue reading this entry.
GovTrack has printable U.S. congressional district maps. While the maps are high enough resolution to be high resolution at large sizes, they’re not what I’d call print-quality: based on OpenStreetMap data, they’re cluttered and not particularly pretty. Via Geospatial News…. • Continue reading this entry.
The Boston Globe website briefly had Martha Coakley winning the Massachusetts Senate election over Scott Brown with 100 percent of polls reporting long before the polls had closed, the Boston Herald reports (in typical journalistic Schadenfreude-with-respect-to-the-competition fashion). It was a… • Continue reading this entry.
CQ Politics looks ahead to the next round of congressional redistricting in the U.S., and includes the interesting story of how the GOP’s attempt to rejig the congressional districts in Pennsylvania in their favour ended up producing the opposite effect…. • Continue reading this entry.
The New York Times’s election results page has maps for the New York City mayoral and council races, plus the New Jersey governorship. Via Map Hawk…. • Continue reading this entry.
Geocommons has a map of the Afghanistan presidential election results that also includes a number of other, related data layers. Off the Map discusses some of the data and behind-the-scenes work. Via BBC News dot.life and Google Maps Mania…. • Continue reading this entry.
With all the nonsense going on about Texas seceding from the U.S. — remind me again how well that worked out the last time? — one of the things that has also been noticed in the hullaballooery is that… • Continue reading this entry.
The Cook Political Report’s Partisan Voting Index attempts to measure the competitiveness of each U.S. congressional district by comparing the presidential vote outcomes against the nationwide results for the 2004 and 2008 U.S. presidential votes. “A Partisan Voting Index… • Continue reading this entry.
Here’s the Miami Herald on the unfair state of electoral districting and a campaign to amend Florida’s competition to require competitive, fairly drawn electoral districts. Previously: More on Gerrymandering and Computer-Generated Districts; Gerrymandering as Computer Game…. • Continue reading this entry.
Kaitlin Duck Sherwood has a nice mashup of the 2008 U.S. presidential election results with demographic and other data. Choropleths galore! Via Google Maps Mania…. • Continue reading this entry.
This week, Gallup released a multipart State of the States series, revealing “state-by-state differences in political party affiliation, religiosity, consumer confidence, and job market conditions based on Gallup Poll Daily tracking data collected throughout 2008” (links added) There are… • Continue reading this entry.
A recent Slate article on using computer algorithms to generate fairer, non-gerrymandered electoral districts includes a slideshow of the most gerrymandered congressional electoral districts in America. Via Kottke. Previously: Computer-Generated Electoral Districts Redux…. • Continue reading this entry.
Jason Kottke, who’s been collecting 2008 U.S. presidential election maps, posted these two maps of “Obamaland” and “McCainland” — the counties that voted for one or the other — not in red, blue or purple, but in stark, one-bit… • Continue reading this entry.
Mark Newman is once again getting an awful lot of online attention for his maps and cartograms of the 2008 U.S. presidential election results; he did the same thing for the 2004 presidential and 2006 congressional results (see previous… • Continue reading this entry.
The Onion also has an election map. It’s what you’d expect. Via MAPS-L…. • Continue reading this entry.
More good stuff from the New York Times: a slideshow showing the shift in support for presidential candidates since 2004, based on exit polls and the results. Five of the slides show county-by-county voting shifts; at right, counties where… • Continue reading this entry.
As I predicted, some cartograms of the U.S. presidential election results are already available. These cartograms distort the size of each state based on the number of their electoral college votes — making Rhode Island, with four electoral votes,… • Continue reading this entry.
Jason Kottke is collecting election maps produced by various media outlets; his page gathers a screenshot and a link to the map in question. (The screenshot is often from early last night, so does not reflect the final results —… • Continue reading this entry.
CNN, MSNBC and the New York Times provide election results maps that I like. All three are interactive: you can hover over each state to obtain the overall results, and click to zoom in to see county-level results. In… • Continue reading this entry.
Those of you watching NBC or MSNBC for your dose of election coverage last night may have noticed that they transformed the ice rink at the Rockefeller Center into an election map; apparently they did this the last time,… • Continue reading this entry.
A few more links before the results come in: Google’s list of geo tools for election day. Top five election day mashups (via Make). A map of poll closing times (via Andrew Sullivan). Update, 6:30 PM: Mapping the Scenarios: Geo… • Continue reading this entry.
The University of Richmond’s Voting America site says it “offers a wide spectrum of cinematic visualizations of how Americans voted in the presidential elections at the county level, from the beginning of the modern party system to the present day.”… • Continue reading this entry.
Patrick Ruffini maps the swing in Democratic presidential election support from 2004 to 2008: “This is a post about relative change, not absolutes. Obama is likely to do better than John Kerry in every single state, even Kentucky and… • Continue reading this entry.
A map showing presidential endorsements by U.S. newspapers. Circle colour indicates which candidate (both now and in 2004); circle size shows relative circulation; mousing over provides more information about the paper. Via Andrew Sullivan…. • Continue reading this entry.
If the World Could Vote is an interactive map showing the popularity of the two U.S. presidential candidates in other countries. (Democracy not being strictly endemic to the U.S., the title is inaccurate.) No surprise that Barack Obama is polling… • Continue reading this entry.
Saturday Night Live’s “Weekend Update” segment recently took a swing at the touchscreen interactive electoral maps that have become nearly ubiquitous in U.S. election coverage (i.e., John King on CNN). Here’s the entire segment: Via Very Spatial…. • Continue reading this entry.
Further to my previous posts on mapping the results of the recent 2008 Canadian federal elections, here is Elections Canada’s preliminary map of the results. Nothing interactive about it — it’s a print-quality, 4.4-megabyte, 39-megapixel PDF. But I like… • Continue reading this entry.
Cedric Sam has put together maps of the 2008 federal election results as Google Earth layers (at right, a screenshot). It’s well done: the riding are coloured to make a choropleth map, and contain pie charts to measure popular… • Continue reading this entry.
270towin.com has, in addition to an interactive map to play with for 2008, historical electoral college maps from every single U.S. presidential election in history — all the way back to George Washington. I admit, I looked at every… • Continue reading this entry.
The CBC’s map of last night’s federal election results is, I think, much better than the Globe and Mail’s map, simply because you can see the riding boundaries and party colours, and at every zoom level, too. That’s a good… • Continue reading this entry.
On Daily Kos (don’t start), Meng Bomin has a series of maps illustrating the county-by-county results (so far) of the presidential primaries and caucuses of the Democratic primary. On these maps, Obama support is coloured blue, Clinton red, and… • Continue reading this entry.
When electoral boundaries are redrawn in Canada, two things are certain: one, rural areas will lose seats as a result of their declining population and urban areas will concomitantly gain seats; and two, rural representatives will complain mightily about it,… • Continue reading this entry.
There are many ways to map the results of the 2008 Democratic and Republican Iowa caucuses. Google’s map shows county outlines colour-coded to indicate the winning candidate, but does not show detailed results. Politico’s interactive map gives you county-by-county results… • Continue reading this entry.
ABC Australia has a nice Google Maps-based map of the results of last Saturday’s elections; there’s also a Google Earth network link (via Google Earth Blog). Links to other maps of the Australian election results welcome…. • Continue reading this entry.
Speaking of election maps, The Electoral Map is a relatively new blog that’s all about them (at least within an American context). What I find interesting is that the maps featured on this blog are definitely about elections and politics,… • Continue reading this entry.
Swiss TV station Schweitzer Fernsehen (SF) has an interactive map of the results of Switzerland’s 2007 federal election. In German, natürlich. Thanks to Abram for the link…. • Continue reading this entry.
Another web page dedicated to generating electoral district boundaries through a computer algorithm as a way to prevent gerrymandering — in this case, the algorithm looks for the “shortest splitline,” which in itself does not take into account any… • Continue reading this entry.
The Redistricting Game is a surprisingly addictive Flash-based, online game that illustrates the state of electoral redistricting in the United States. It is, in a nutshell, gerrymandering as computer game: your missions include stacking the deck on behalf of your… • Continue reading this entry.
Results of the first round of the French presidential elections are usually presented by département. The official results, from the French Interior Ministry, are available here as well as via a Google Earth layer, about which see RenaLId. (Change Layers… • Continue reading this entry.
For an election map junkie like me, Electoral Geography is a very, very dangerous and wonderful place. Where else can you find, under one roof, choropleth maps of the election results in Malta and Madagascar? Fantasic — I’m going to… • Continue reading this entry.
An American Scientist article from 1996 discusses the ways in which computer algorithms might improve — or at least depoliticize — how electoral district boundaries are drawn. Taking North Carolina’s congressional districts as an example, the author, Brian Hayes,… • Continue reading this entry.
It will probably be a while before the really interesting maps of the 2006 U.S. mid-term elections begin manifesting themselves. In the meantime, we must make do with some surprisingly basic choropleth maps for the Senate and gubernatorial races,… • Continue reading this entry.
The Library of Congress has a map of the congressional districts for 2006. Via MapHist. Much attention is being paid to Ottawa County, Michigan, for providing maps of real-time election results through its GIS and County Clerk offices. IE only,… • Continue reading this entry.
Google has added election guide and congressional district layers for the 2006 mid-term elections to Google Earth, Google Earth Blog and the Washington Post’s tech blog report (the latter via Ogle Earth). I love electoral maps in general, so of… • Continue reading this entry.
As he has for previous elections in Europe, Edward Mac Gillavry critiques the media’s maps of the Belgian municipal election results, which fall into two categories: a Google Maps mashup and a Flash map by Zonky that has appeared on… • Continue reading this entry.
The New York Times has a very nice set of interactive maps for the 2006 election races: the choropleth maps are animated, morphing between population-based cartograms and normal U.S. maps; and you can select states based on certain criteria and… • Continue reading this entry.
Edward of webmapper.net has always been good at critiquing the media’s election results maps, and his take on maps of the local British elections is no exception. See previous entries: German Election Results; Dutch EU Referendum Results…. • Continue reading this entry.
The U.S. National Atlas has maps of the congressional districts of the current session of Congress, both as previewable GIFs and printable PDFs. Both state and individual district maps are available. As Brad, who submitted this link, points out, it’s… • Continue reading this entry.
In response to Glenn’s complaint about a dearth of maps showing the results of the 2006 Canadian federal election, Cartography whips up a couple of beautiful maps showing the 2004 and 2006 results, with intensity indicating the percentage. Meanwhile, the… • Continue reading this entry.
The polls are starting to close in the Canadian federal election, and no doubt there will be a plethora of election maps in fairly short order. In the meantime, while we wait for the results, there are already a number… • Continue reading this entry.
It’s on DailyKos, so it’s a partisan source to say the least, and the analysis is definitely predicated on a preference for Democrats, but these maps showing state-by-state breakdowns of the President’s approval rating poll results might be worth a… • Continue reading this entry.
A feature of many U.S. electoral maps has been the gerrymander: electoral districts drawn, sometimes ludicrously, to favour one party over another. In order to try to prevent that from happening, two upcoming ballot initiatives — one in California, one… • Continue reading this entry.
You know how I like election maps, so you probably won’t be surprised that I’ve been spending some time perusing Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections, which has maps of election results going as far back as there have… • Continue reading this entry.
Webmapper critiques the media’s interactive maps of Germany’s recent Bundestag elections. I agree with Edward: my favourite is Der Spiegel’s flash map: it loads quickly and shows both local constituency results (red and black, a more appropriately Stendhalian version of… • Continue reading this entry.
From Canada’s National Archives, the Electoral Atlas of the Dominion of Canada, which publishes scans of the original 1895 maps of federal electoral districts; these would have been in use during the 1896 election. Thanks again to peacay (whose new… • Continue reading this entry.
Following up on this post, Alain Wrobel submits this page analysing the results of last month’s French EU referendum, on which he worked; it breaks down the results for several regions and shows some rather high (I think) absention and… • Continue reading this entry.
Webmapper, whose author is kind of Dutch himself, critiques the maps made by Dutch newspapers to display the results of the Netherlands’ EU constitution referendum, which took place yesterday. (The best of which, incidentally, is probably this one, but see… • Continue reading this entry.
Nic Jasson writes, “The spectacular failure of the EU Constitution referendum in France (rejected by 55% of voters yesterday) is easy to understand from this interactive map from the French daily Le Monde, showing the yes/no vote in the 100… • Continue reading this entry.
Results in the British election are beginning to come in as I write this, and there will likely be a whole bunch of election maps to post over the next couple of days. Right now, though, the Guardian’s interactive election… • Continue reading this entry.
This map of the Swiss political landscape scarcely resembles a map of Switzerland (see previous entry); instead, it plots various Swiss cities and regions on political axes — left to right, liberal to conservative — and with colours showing voting… • Continue reading this entry.
Jonathan Corum is back with Mapping the Iraqi Election. “This set of maps for the provisional results of the Iraqi election allows you to adjust the map style, size, and scale,” he writes…. • Continue reading this entry.
These maps of Ukraine’s presidential election results (originals here and here) illustrate the problem: suspiciously higher voter turnouts (compared to the first round of voting) and regionally polarized results (though, as Le Sabot Post-Moderne points out, that’s including the questionable… • Continue reading this entry.
Organizational note: the recent posts about the U.S. election results have been moved, along with related older posts, from the News & Politics category to the new Electoral Maps category…. • Continue reading this entry.
The deceased equine is yet insufficiently flogged. Wonkette found a couple I hadn’t seen elsewhere: this map showing red and blue percentages by state; and this CBS News map showing the sizes of each county in 3D, which is kind… • Continue reading this entry.
You can’t read political blogs for five minutes without stumbling across another cartographic interpretation of last week’s election results. On the one hand, I’m finding all sorts of cool maps; on the other hand, I have to read political blogs…. • Continue reading this entry.
Election maps definitely have been a popular subject this past week: not only are different maps of the U.S. presidential results popping up all over the web, but traffic at The Map Room has more than tripled since Nov. 2… • Continue reading this entry.
Suresh has computed a cartogram of the election results, in which the counties are warped so that their sizes are proportional to the number of votes cast. (Via Jason. See previous entries: Cartograms and Map Distortions; Electoral Maps Made Proportional.)… • Continue reading this entry.
The results of the U.S. presidential election have been mapped in a number of ways. For some, there are two Americas, and one of them is, um, Canada — instead of running away to Canada, some think Canada should come… • Continue reading this entry.
People blogging the U.S. election tonight say they really like CSPAN’s map of the election results. Mouse over each state for the magic…. • Continue reading this entry.
I like electoral maps, and I like seeing the election results plotted out on a map so that it’s easy to see which regions voted which way. The problem with such maps, as many people have noticed, is that large,… • Continue reading this entry.
From the Democratic National Convention: an electoral college map where each vote is represented by a gingerbread man…. • Continue reading this entry.
Elections Canada has a map of the preliminary results from Monday’s general election — preliminary as in barring recounts and the like. The page links to a 1.9 MB PDF file. Via Richard, who shows some U.S. equivalents for comparison…. • Continue reading this entry.
A map of the vote distribution, by state and electoral college votes, of the 2000 U.S. presidential election, from the FEC. (via Richard)… • Continue reading this entry.
If you liked the California recall maps that did neat stuff with the county-by-county results (see previous entry), you’ll enjoy what those maps’ creator, Jonathan Corum, has done with the Iowa Caucuses: he’s devised a way to map Iowa that… • Continue reading this entry.