Introduction to Election Results

Election Results can be used to share results tabulated on election night and historical results shared after each election.

The most important outcome of an election is not who wins or loses, but that votes are counted accurately, and the candidate chosen by voters is elected. Election results for political contests and proposals ensure tabulations are transparent and accountable. Maps have been used by the media since 1896 to communicate election results. They have become a preferred reporting method because they help voters quickly visualize and understand election results. Unfortunately, many state and local governments still share results in reports and file formats that are difficult to examine and understand. And more recent scrutiny of election results has heightened the need to clearly communicate results with voters. Sharing modern election results maps helps interested parties understand voting results and identify patterns or trends across various areas.

The Election Results solution delivers a set of capabilities that help you organize map-based election results, share results for each elected office or proposal, and communicate voter turnout for one or more jurisdictions.

Deploy the solution

This ArcGIS solution can be deployed in your ArcGIS organization.

Deploy the solution

See Deploying a solution for more information.


Election Results requires the following:

  • ArcGIS Online

Information products

Election Results includes the following information products:

ItemDescriptionMinimum user type

Election Results Dashboard

An ArcGIS Dashboards app used by the general public and other interested parties to view map-based election results.

Not required

Election Results Pipeline

A Data Pipelines pipeline that can be used to routinely update election results.

Creator or GIS Professional

When you deploy this solution in your ArcGIS organization, you also get an ArcGIS solution item that organizes the key information products and summarizes all the ArcGIS items (applications, forms, projects, maps, feature layers, feature layer views, and so on) included with the solution. The ArcGIS solution item also illustrates any dependencies items have on each other.

Release notes

The following are the release notes:

3.0 (Nov 2023)
  • A new Election Results Dashboard ArcGIS Dashboards app that adds support for:
    • Desktop and mobile devices.
    • Visualizing ties uniquely on the Election Results Dashboard map.
    • Ranked choice voting rounds and contests.
    • Visualizing percent reported on dashboard.
  • A new data pipeline that can be used to regularly update election results.
2.0 (Apr 2022)
  • A new ArcGIS Dashboards app optimized for display on mobile devices.
  • A new ArcGIS Experience Builder app that displays the correct dashboard, desktop or mobile, depending on the device.
  • Party domain now includes 10 nonpartisan categories to support nonpartisan and primary contests.
  • Results for all candidates are displayed in the map pop-up to better support multiple-winner contests.
  • Mail-in, early, and election day voting method metrics are now included.
1.0 (Nov 2020)
  • First release of Election Results