[okfn-labs] Google Civic Information API

Sander van der Waal sander.vanderwaal at gmail.com
Mon Sep 24 19:30:46 UTC 2012

On Mon, Sep 24, 2012 at 12:03 PM, Rufus Pollock <rufus.pollock at okfn.org> wrote:
> On 24 September 2012 09:54, Friedrich Lindenberg
> <friedrich.lindenberg at okfn.org> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> this looks interesting:
>> " The Google Civic Information API allows developers to build
>> applications that display civic information including polling place,
>> early vote location, candidate data, and election official information
>> to users. The initial version of the API is geared towards
>> election-related information for the United States. Future versions of
>> the API may add more types of civic information and expand to other
>> countries. "
>> https://developers.google.com/civic-information/
> Nice.
>> I think NYT and WaPo have just been knighted for doing the same. Do we
>> have this in Europe?
> Not that I know of and it would be a nice project :-)

There were national elections in the Netherlands 12 September and as
the results were
coming in this Google website was the one that seemed the most
up-to-date one and
was most linked to from many news websites:


It seems they have one for France as well:


and Mexico. The US, Senegal, Brasil and Egypt have been added to the list but no
results to show (yet?).

I'm not sure if it's the same thing but thought it'd be worth
mentioning in any case. :)


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