About the danish election database

The Danish election database was originally developed by Søren Risbjerg Thomsen, Professor of Political Science at Aarhus University. In 2018, the operation of the database was taken over by Statistics Denmark. Søren Risbjerg Thomsen is today Professor Emeritus, and is still an active part of the work to ensure the quality of the election database.The development of the election database was carried out by Jesper Søderberg, who currently works as a consultant and also participates in the further development of the database

The unique thing about the election database is that it allows you to compare election results over time, regardless of whether the polling stations have changed along the way.

However, it is also possible to calculate data on larger geographical units such as constituencies or municipalities. The geographical units and their boundaries change over time, so it is a special strength of the election database that you can convert election data to geographical units, which with a given tolerance are the same over time.

The database contains election results for various types of elections back to 1979. It includes national elections, European Parliament elections, national referendums, local elections and regional council elections. In addition, there are national elections in Greenland and the Faroe Islands. And finally, there are results from the County Council election 2001.

In addition to election data, the database contains a number of supplementary information about the population that can be used as background data.

The database is open for everyone and election data is freely available. We recommend that you use the Internet browser Google Chrome, as certain features work better in this Internet browser.

As mentioned, the database allows for analyzes over time across units within a number of geographical levels. All data can be downloaded, either as a single .zip file, or in the form of comma-separated csv files, which can be opened in Microsoft Excel or similar spreadsheets. Searches can be saved and reused, in the form of a URL that can be sent directly to the database