Flaws in Our Electoral System: An Analysis of the 2015 Canadian Election
Last Update: October 26th, 2019.
1) Project Goal
Visualize the 2015 election results and analyze for trends.
Analyze whether Canada's First-Past-the-Post (FPTP) electoral system creates issues for the electorate.
2) Data Source & Preparation
Data is from the Canadian Federal Government's Open Data portal: open.data.ca.
Electoral district boundaries visualized using the shape (.shp) file from the "2015 Federal Electoral Districts" dataset.
Election results data from the "42nd General Election: Official Voting Results" dataset.
Election results data was prepared using the Python Pandas library: multi-informational fields were split into unique columns, metrics / calculations of interest were inserted, and multiple tables were joined to provide more context to each electoral district.
Data was then imported into Tableau, where the electoral boundaries shape file was joined with the election results, with the district ID as the primary key.