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

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File Name: RESULTS.ZIP  (4.2 MB)

Description: This file provides an entry for each candidate by polling station in each electoral district for the 1997 and 2000 general elections. It includes information on who the candidate is, the candidate’s political party, and the voting results for that candidate at a particular poll.

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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.
Ballot_Sequence_Number The placement of the candidate in the list of candidates on the ballot for the electoral district (candidates are listed in alphabetical order by surname). The combination of event number, ED code, and ballot sequence number is unique for each candidate.
Candidate_First_Name The candidate’s first name.
Candidate_Middle_Name The candidate’s middle name.
Candidate_Last_Name The candidate’s last name.
Candidate_Gender_Code The gender of the candidate: ‘M’ for male, ‘F’ for female.
Elected_Indicator ‘Y’ if candidate was elected, ‘N’ otherwise.
Incumbent_Indicator ‘Y’ if candidate was the incumbent, ‘N’ otherwise.
Candidate_ED_Vote_Count The total number of valid votes the candidate received in the electoral district.
Candidate_Party_English_Name The English name of the candidate’s party.
Candidate_Party_French_Name The French name of the candidate’s party.
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.
Candidate_Poll_Vote_Count The number of valid votes for the candidate at this polling station only.

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