The Elections NI Open Data project 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.
We don't receive funding for the project and we are independent of any political party or candidate. However, we are grateful to NICVA for providing the domain name.
Though we use data produced by the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland, we are not associated with them in any way, and this website does not imply that we (or our data) are endorsed by them.
You can find us on Twitter: @ElectionsNI
If you're are observing at a count centre you can help contribute to the live data. This won't take much of your time, just snap a picture of the results board, email or tweet it to us, and we'll update the live results (see the 2011 version). That's it!
It doesn't matter if you're observing as an individual or for a party, you can still help. If you'd like to be involved and contribute to the open database, please get in contact:
You will need to apply for an electoral observer pass from the Electoral Commission by midnight on Tuesday 21 February 2017: click here for details.
The eight count centres are:
- Seven Towers Leisure Centre, Ballymena
- Foyle Area, Derry/Londonderry
- Lagan Valley Leisureplex, Lisburn
- Valley Leisure Centre, Newtownabbey
- Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast - We have enough volunteers to cover Belfast. If you're able to help with one of the other locations that would be better. Thanks!
- Banbridge Leisure Centre
- Aurora Leisure Complex, Bangor
- Omagh Leisure Complex
More information about the centres and observing is available on the Electoral Office website.
- Website, framework and visualisations: Bob Harper and Brian Cleland
- Database layout: shared by the Irish Local Government Association (LGMA)
- Count stages visualisation: shared by James Bligh (@anamates) under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (originally for Irish GE 2016)
- The icon used on the Twitter account was created by Jonathan Li
We are particularly grateful to those who are giving their time to cover the results at the count centres:
Annamay McNally, Austin Orr, Cliodhna Rae, Colm Burns, David McBurney, Gráinne Walsh, Ryan McAleer, Steve Donnan, Stratagem NI
You can also join the Open Government Network Forum.