The first update to the 2010 election results on the site as well as the data files are now available. Official results have been posted for a few states that certify their elections within a week. Other states have been updated to reflect continuing accumulation of absentee ballots.
Preliminary 2010 General Election data spreadsheets by county for U.S. Senate and Governor are now available for purchase on the store page. These data are incomplete and may contain inaccuracies at this stage. The files will continue to be updated as official results are certified – the last state to do so is California on December 8. As always, updates for purchased files are free.
Another exciting election has now passed – after a long night and very long day of compiling and uploading results, the web-based data, maps, and charts for the 2010 General Election for U.S. Senate and Governor are mostly uploaded. There are a number of states where county-level data are not yet available from their respective election agencies. Not all states are at 100% reporting level as yet and will be updated in the next few days. An incomplete, preliminary version of the data files will likely be available on the store page tomorrow.
Election Day 2010. Get out today and vote! (if you haven’t done so already). Here in the City of Newton, my voting location is in the Elementary School – and it was quite busy. Of course, its an active time as parents are dropping off their children on the way to work (there are no busses for elementary schools in Newton). The voting technology in the precinct is a paper ballot with ovals to be filled by black marker and inserted into an optical scan machine – a technology they have been using here for many years now. The counter on the machine read 245 as of about 8:30am (with 11 1/2 hours of voting to go). In the 2008 general election, the precinct had over 1,400 ballots cast and about 1,100 in the 2006 general election – will be interesting to see whether the intensity of this midterm drives the turnout closer to 2008 or remains closer to that of 2006. In addition to the Gubernatorial contest, there is also a competitive House race for the first time in years. Enjoy the day.