Dataset – Electoral Legislation by Country

  • Holly Ann Garnett (Creator)
  • Toby James (Creator)
  • Madison MacGregor (Creator)
  • Sofia Caal-Lam (Creator)



This codebook describes a dataset of national election legislation from 165 countries. This study was conducted by Holly Ann Garnett, Toby S. James, Madison MacGregor, and Sofia Caal-Lam based at the Royal Military College of Canada, Queen’s University, and the University of East Anglia. Research was conducted from May 2020 to February 2023. The Electoral Legislation by Country dataset aims to provide a comprehensive compilation of relevant election laws for each country. This is a subset of a large data collection covering specific election laws relating to the following categories: Polling stations, voting methods, technology, identification, provisional/tendered ballots, registration model, and registration methods. It compliments research from the initial data collection with legislation and other relevant information found primarily through government websites, Electoral Management Bodies, and election observation reports from governmental and non-governmental organisations. This dataset can be downloaded in CSV and EXCEL formats. (2023-03-20)
Date made available29 Mar 2023
PublisherElectoral Integrity Project
Date of data production1 May 2020 - 28 Feb 2023

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