VISUALISING ELECTIONS
S Anand, Gramener.com
Which party has the largest
number of victories in Lok Sabha
elections?
Which is the only other party has
won over 50% of every Lok Sabha
seat contested?
51% 50%
49%
46%
43% 42%
34%
31%
27% 26%
0%
10%
20%
30%
40%
50%
60%
INC DMK SAD ADMK CPM TDP BJP JNP JD JD(U)
7241
286
103 ...
Year
A&NISLANDS
ARAKKONAM
CHENGALPATTU
CHENNAICENTRAL
CHENNAINORTH
CHENNAISOUTH
CHIDAMBARAM
COIMBATORE
CUDDALORE
DHARAPURA...
Does age make a difference?
Do old candidates win less often?
1%
2%
4%
6%
9%
11%
14%
11%
16%
18%
22% 22%
33%
0%
10%
20%
30%
40%
25-30 30-35 35-40 40-45 45-50 50-55 55-60 60-65 65-70 70...
2%
4%
6%
9%
12%
15%
17%
15%
16%
18% 18%
20%
27%
0%
10%
20%
30%
25-30 30-35 35-40 40-45 45-50 50-55 55-60 60-65 65-70 70-75...
On the other hand, which party
has the most losses in Lok Sabha
elections?
https://gramener.com/election/story.ddp
Which constituency had the
largest number of voters in 2009?
https://gramener.com/election/parliament
Which constituency had the most
number of candidates ever?
HOW CAN I DO ALL THIS?
Data & Tools
The good part is, the ECI website has this data.
… but, some of the data is in PDFs
This is in Excel, but watch out for errors
Parties are mis-spelt
MADMK
MAMAK
MDMK
Party names change
AIADMK
ADMK
ADK
Parties restructure
INC(I)
INC
Constituency name...
There’s enough data out there.
The tools you have that are good enough.
Let’s get people to see elections.
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Visualising elections

  1. 1. VISUALISING ELECTIONS S Anand, Gramener.com
  2. 2. Which party has the largest number of victories in Lok Sabha elections?
  3. 3. Which is the only other party has won over 50% of every Lok Sabha seat contested?
  4. 4. 51% 50% 49% 46% 43% 42% 34% 31% 27% 26% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% INC DMK SAD ADMK CPM TDP BJP JNP JD JD(U) 7241 286 103 197 821 271 2926 1081 943 188 0 1000 2000 3000 4000 5000 6000 7000 8000 Win % Candidates The number of elections contested LokSabha
  5. 5. Year A&NISLANDS ARAKKONAM CHENGALPATTU CHENNAICENTRAL CHENNAINORTH CHENNAISOUTH CHIDAMBARAM COIMBATORE CUDDALORE DHARAPURAM DHARMAPURI DINDIGUL ERODE GOBICHETTIPALAYAM KALLAKURICHI KANNIYAKUMARI KARUR KRISHNAGIRI KUMBAKONAM MADRASCENTRAL MADRASNORTH MADRASSOUTH MADURAI MAYILADUTHURAI MAYURAM METTUR NAGAPATTINAM NAGERCOIL NAMAKKAL NILGIRIS PALANI PERAMBALUR PERIYAKULAM POLLACHI PUDUCHERRY PUDUKKOTTAI RAMANATHAPURAM RASIPURAM SALEM SIVAGANGA SIVAKASI SRIPERUMBUDUR TENKASI THANJAVUR THIRUVALLUR THIRUVANNAMALAI THOOTHUKKUDI TINDIVANAM TIRUCHENDUR TIRUCHENGODE TIRUCHIRAPPALLI TIRUKOILUR TIRUNELVELI TIRUPPATTUR TIRUTTANI VANDAVASI VELLORE 1962 2 4 1 2 2 1 2 1 2 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 2 1 1967 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1971 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1977 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 1980 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1984 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1989 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1991 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1996 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1998 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 2 2 1 2 2 1 2 2 2 1 2 1999 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 2 1 2004 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2009 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 1
  6. 6. Does age make a difference? Do old candidates win less often?
  7. 7. 1% 2% 4% 6% 9% 11% 14% 11% 16% 18% 22% 22% 33% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 25-30 30-35 35-40 40-45 45-50 50-55 55-60 60-65 65-70 70-75 75-80 80-85 85-90 0 500 1000 1500 2000 2500 Win % The number of winning candidates as a % of candidates in the age group Candidates The number of candidates in each age group LokSabha(2004onwards)
  8. 8. 2% 4% 6% 9% 12% 15% 17% 15% 16% 18% 18% 20% 27% 0% 10% 20% 30% 25-30 30-35 35-40 40-45 45-50 50-55 55-60 60-65 65-70 70-75 75-80 80-85 85-90 0 2000 4000 6000 8000 10000 12000 14000 Win % The number of winning candidates as a % of candidates in the age group Candidates The number of candidates in each age group Assemblyelections(2004onwards)
  9. 9. On the other hand, which party has the most losses in Lok Sabha elections?
  10. 10. https://gramener.com/election/story.ddp
  11. 11. Which constituency had the largest number of voters in 2009?
  12. 12. https://gramener.com/election/parliament
  13. 13. Which constituency had the most number of candidates ever?
  14. 14. HOW CAN I DO ALL THIS? Data & Tools
  15. 15. The good part is, the ECI website has this data.
  16. 16. … but, some of the data is in PDFs This is in Excel, but watch out for errors
  17. 17. Parties are mis-spelt MADMK MAMAK MDMK Party names change AIADMK ADMK ADK Parties restructure INC(I) INC Constituency names mis-spelt BHADRACHALAM BHADRACHELAM BHADRAHCALAM State names mis-spelt MadhyaPradesh Madhya Pradesh Gender codes vary Punjab uses ‘W’ instead of ‘F’ Number of columns vary 2008-2012 elections use two columns for number of voters Format of files vary
  18. 18. There’s enough data out there. The tools you have that are good enough. Let’s get people to see elections.

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