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Wikidata:Property proposal/Number of spoilt votes

Number of spoilt votesEdit

Originally proposed at Wikidata:Property proposal/Generic

DescriptionNumber of spoilt votes in a voting round for a specfic position in a election
Representsnumber of spoilt votes (Q51591542)
Data typeNumber (not available yet)
Domainelection (Q40231), referendum (Q43109) or voting round (Q24097670)
Allowed valuesNatural number
ExampleState elections in Acre in 2014 for Senate (Q51330919)spoilt votes: 31.640
Second round of French presidential election, 2017 (Q29837047)nuls: 1064225
Planned useCreate and complete items about Brazilian elections
Robot and gadget jobsRobots can check whether the sum of valid votes, spoilt votes, blank votes (other proposal) and abstention (other proposal) equals to the eligible voters.
See alsototal valid votes (P1697), votes received (P1111) and eligible voters (P1867)
Wikidata:Property proposal/Number of blank votes


I'm not an expert in elections in other countries, but in Brazil we have one voting round for Legislative and Executive with often a second round to the Executive's positions, both rounds are compulsory for literate people between 18 and 70 years old. In every voting round, for each position, you can (1) vote for one candidate or party, (2) spoil your vote by entering a number that represents none of the candidates, (3) press the "blank button" (similar to "none of the above") or (4) not show up to the ballot in the day of election, having to justify your vote at an electoral judge. (2), (3) and (4) aren't used for the electoral results, just for statistics.

In my work with the integration with Wikidata and other Wikimedia projects, particularly trying to create a structured narrative via Wikidata about Brazilian elections, I noticed that the abscence of those properties causes a lack of information. Ederporto (talk) 18:04, 4 April 2018 (UTC)


  •   Support David (talk) 14:44, 5 April 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Mahir256 (talk) 03:12, 6 April 2018 (UTC)
  •   Comment added a sample above.
    --- Jura 07:26, 6 April 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support NMaia (talk) 14:17, 6 April 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Dhx1 (talk) 09:56, 10 April 2018 (UTC)