Friday, 18 November 2011

Spain - the election game!

Here are some sites for Spanish voters.

Aritmetica 20N- Maths to break the electoral game.
calculates which party would have more chances of breaking 2 party politics in each province. It aims to encourages people to vote for a potential third party force.
Find out which political parties are closer to your ideology, answer some questions, choose topics and discover the parties.

Coming soon Spanish elections!

Spain will soon be going to the polls. Here (with some help from my colleague Eugenie Gozalo-Velasco) are some recommended starting points!

Official website from the Ministry of the Interior
Use this to check for legislations, electoral laws, regulation of candidates and parties. Also has online collection of previous election results.
Includes a 2011 section.Earlier election results can also be found from Manuel Álvarez-Rivera's site which includes results from 1977 onwards.

Junta Electoral central has further official documents.

The Electoral Census Office/ Oficina del Censo Electoral
Get official statistics on voter registration.
Tribunal de Cuentas- The Spanish Court of Audit. Includes documents and press releases relating to elections.

Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas
Major conductor of public opinion polls amongst the Spanish public. Its website has information about its work and access to recent findings. Consult the databank for the latest barometers. These include recent voting intentions. Some information is offered in English.

El MundoIncludes polls analysis.
RTVE TV coverage Includes extensive video , analysis, films and graphs.
ABC. ES – TV coverage and analysis
EL Pais
Includes blogs with political satire cartoons
YouTube Channel contains videos, Google tendencies. site by Gonzalo González has news links to recent polls and surveys relating to Spanish 2011 elections.

OSCE will be assessing the conduct of the elections. See previous assessments on the website

Friday, 4 November 2011

Irish presidential elections 2011

This week the irish president was elected. here are some starting points for good quality facts about the election.
The Presidential Returning Officer website has the official results. Good graphs of the percentage achieved by each of the candidates. There is also a simple leaflet which explains the election process.
Results of past elections from 1938-2004 can also be downloaded.
RTE news has a special section with reports, analysis and social media from the election.
The Irish Independent also has a special section where you can find similar features.
Irish Times - special feature. This includes opnion polls, blogs and other social media. Look for vote 2011 external feature 2011 which highlights youtube videos from the campaigns - including today dancing candidates!
Other useful sources for Irish presidential elections are the website which is strong on data. based on the work of Seán Donnelly.

Irish National Election study has research and discussion of voting in Ireland. covering the period 2002-7

The Irish Social Science Data Archive also has further references to social and political attitude surveys covering the Irish electorate.