By Adrian Duyzer
Published September 29, 2010
A data visualization of gender differences in Hamilton's 2010 municipal election generated from Raise the Hammer's Elections API shows that the vast majority of candidates are male.
Out of 86 candidates, 70 are male, while only 14 are female (there are no transgendered candidates so far as I am aware, and we lack data on gender for two candidates currently).
Interestingly, one thing this seems to reveal is that there are proportionally fewer women running in wards in the older city, with more running in the suburbs.
Incidentally, I built this partly out of curiousity, partly because I wanted to test-drive the Elections API, and partly because I wanted to create a demo for others who might want to build something that uses the API. The source code is open-source and freely available, so you don't have any excuse not to build something if you've got development skills!
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