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Poll-by-poll Result Files, 1997 and 2000 General Elections


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Description: This file has one entry for each electoral district for each of the two general elections. It provides electoral district information, such as province, name, ED (electoral district) code, and a summary of the voting results.

MAC users: For MS Excel users, remember to change your "File origin" to Windows [ANSI].

Fields:

Field Name Description
Event_Number A four-digit number representing the electoral event. 3600 is the 36th general election, and 3700 is the 37th general election.
ED_Code Electoral district code, in the format EDXX-YYY, where the fixed literal ‘ED’ prevents spreadsheets from trying to convert the code into a date, XX is a code for each province/area, and YYY is a number within that province or area.
ED_English_Name The name of the electoral district, in English.
ED_French_Name The name of the electoral district, in French.
Province_Name_English The name of the province, in English.
Province_Name_French The name of the province, in French.
ED_Rejected_Ballot_Count The number of rejected ballots in this electoral district for this general election.
ED_Valid_Vote_Count The number of valid votes in this electoral district for this general election.
ED_Electors_On_List_Count The number of electors on the voters lists in this electoral district for this general election.
Total_Poll_Count The number of polls in this electoral district for this general election. Includes all poll types.
Advance_Poll_Count The number of advance polls in this electoral district for this general election.
Mobile_Poll_Count The number of mobile polls in this electoral district for this general election.
SVR_Group1_Ballot_Count Special Voting Rules (SVR) Group 1 comprises electors who voted by special ballot and are either Canadian electors temporarily residing outside Canada, Canadian Forces electors or incarcerated electors serving sentences of less than two years.
SVR_Group2_Ballot_Count Special Voting Rules (SVR) Group 2 comprises Canadian citizens residing in Canada who voted by special ballot, within or outside their electoral districts.
SVR_Total_Ballot_Count The total number of special ballots received for this electoral district.
Population_Cnt The population of the electoral district, as recorded during the last census before the general election.
Census_Year The year the census was taken.
Judicial_Recount_Indicator Indicates if a judicial recount was carried out in this electoral district after this general election.
Majority_Count The margin of win – the difference between the number of valid votes for the winning candidate and the number of valid votes for the candidate who came second.
Majority_Percentage The winning percentage – the difference between the percentage of valid votes cast for the winning candidate and the percentage of valid votes cast for the candidate who came second.
Voter_Participation_Percentage The percentage of voter participation, based on the number of votes cast and the number of electors on the lists.
Elected_First_Name The winning candidate’s first name.
Elected_Middle_Name The winning candidate’s middle name.
Elected_Last_Name The winning candidate’s last name.
Elected_Party_English_Name The English name of the party of the winning candidate.
Elected_Party_French_Name The French name of the party of the winning candidate.
Event_English_Name The name of the general election, in English.
Event_French_Name The name of the general election, in French.
Returning_Officer The name of the returning officer for the electoral district at the time of the general election.

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