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 Sources

Data Preparation

  • 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. 

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