Minnesota Elections Info

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This project was born out of spending an inordinate amount of time on the Minnesota Secretary of States website looking at election results. If this is a thing you've done, you know how tedious it can be to navigate, not only between different races, but also between different years.

The goal for this site is to provide a simple interface for quickly navigating between results in different years and races. As well as to provide a common sense and consistent url structure for easily locating election data.

Explaination of URL Structure

The follwing table illustrates the url paths available. Values inside [] brackets indicates a range to choose from.

BaseTypeYearOfficeDistrict
http://elections.left.mn/general/[2012-2000]/president
ussenator1
ussenator2
governor
secretaryofstate
attorneygeneral
primary/auditor
amendment1
amendment2
ushouse/[1-8]
senate/[1-67]
house/[1A-67B]

As an example, the path to the results of the 2012 8th district US House race would be:

http://elections.left.mn/general/2012/ushouse/8

Data

Election results data comes from the Minnesota Secretary of State
History data comes primarily from the Minnesota Legislative Reference Library
Polling data is compiled by LeftMN

The code and design for the MN Elections Info site is copyrighted by LeftMN.
© 2013 LeftMN, all rights reserved.


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