Poll-by-poll Result Files, 1997 and 2000 General Elections
File Name: POLLS.ZIP (1.3 MB)
Description: This file has an entry for each polling station in each electoral district for the 1997 and 2000 general elections. It provides information on the polling station, including the type of poll, and gives the overall vote counts for the poll.
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|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.|
|Poll_Number||The number assigned to the polling station. Examples: 3, 601, 45A, 48-3.|
|Polling_Station_Name||A name that generally represents either the location of the polling station or the area where the voters lived.|
|Poll_Type||Indicates the type of polling station, as follows:
10 = ordinary poll, 2A = advance poll, 3S and 4S = SVR polls.
|Urban_Rural Indicator||Urban/rural indicator (not used in reporting 2000 results).|
|Void_Indicator||Indicates that a polling station was planned for the area, but the returning officer determined there was no need for it.|
|No_Poll_Indicator||Indicates that the returning officer intended to hold this poll, but extreme circumstances prevented it.|
|Split_Indicator||Indicates that this polling division was split into two or more polls, due to the number of electors or location issues.|
|Merge_Indicator||Indicates that this poll was amalgamated (merged or combined) with another poll.|
|Merged_With_Poll_Number||Gives the identification number of the polling station with which this poll was merged.|
|Advance_Poll_Indicator||Indicates if this was an advance polling station.|
|Mobile_Poll_Indicator||Indicates if this was a mobile polling station.|
|SVR_Poll_Indicator||Indicates if this polling station was used for Special Voting Rules (SVR) results, where voting was done by special ballot.|
|Poll_Rejected_Ballot_Count||The number of rejected ballots at this polling station.|
|Poll_Valid_Vote_Count||The number of valid votes at this polling station.|
|Total_Ballot_Count||The total number of ballots counted at this polling station.|
|Poll_Electors_On_List_Count||The number of electors on the voters list for this polling station.|