Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Netherlands elections try our free resources

The Netherlands is going to the polls today
Get a simple guide to the importance and organisation from Bloomberg Politics
LSE Europp has some discussion on its blog.

OSCE is conducting a mission to review the performance and condition. Their website will post reports.
EPDE will also be monitoring
GOM Gender Concerns international

Kiesraad Dutch electoral council has news and reports in Dutch

Dutch newspaper coverage
Key online sites are

Get facts on the polls from
The Dutch Polling Indicator ('Peilingwijzer') combines all Dutch national opinion polls into one estimate of support for political parties. It is based on the opinion polls of EenVandaag/Intomart Gfk, Ipsos, I&O research, Kantar Public, LISS Panel and The Polling Indicator is created by Tom Louwerse, assistant professor in political science at Leiden University.

Previous elections

European Election database has results from 1990 onwards at national, european level

has a website where a limited number of surveys of voting attitudes and the electorate are free
Subscribers to ICPSR (including LSE) have aces to datasets from the series.

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Northern Ireland elections - try our free academic resources

Northern Ireland elections are taking place on 2nd March 2017

Here are some sources we recommend for finding our more.

Background information on the electoral system

UK Electoral commission basic facts
Electoral Office of Northern Ireland has the detailed legislation, administrative rules and procedures. It also has results and statistics from 1973 onwards 
IFES details on the electoral system

CAIN university of Ulster basic information on the history of the electoral system

Party Political Manifestoes and campaigns.

News coverage

Belfast telegraph- has polls and coverage

Guardian newspaper comment and coverage 
Slugger O'Toole blog

Research and analysis
Institute for Government briefing paper
Research matters blog from Northern Ireland Assembly research and information service has discussion of past elections and the electoral system
Democratic Dashboard from Democratic Audit has some discussion
 plus information on constituencies

Historic elections
Northern Ireland election study data and papers 2016 Queens University
 Elections NI is a collaboration of people who wanted to produce datasets and visualisations of the 2016 Northern Ireland Assembly elections, led by ODI Belfast at NICVA and the NI Open Government Network. it is colecting material for 2017 and has data from 2011 onwards
ARK has election data, constituency maps and background information. Materials cover every elections since 1973