Template:Election box/doc

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These election box templates are for displaying a list of candidates and results for any election. They produce tables like this (figures are just examples; they are not meant to work mathematically):

2005 general election: Strangford
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Smith 101,549 63.8 +6.2
Labour Jane Johnson 52,201 31.6 -8.2
Majority 153,700 72.4 +5.4
Turnout 9,999 50.0 +10.0
Registered electors 319,998 +3.6

Usage and parameter list for Election box [edit]

This is the TemplateData documentation for this template used by VisualEditor and other tools; see the monthly parameter usage report for this template.

TemplateData for Election box

The template {{Election box}} is not itself a real template. Instead, there are a family of other templates which together create a results table. See this template's page for how to use {{Election box begin}}, {{Election box candidate}}, and others to create an election results table.

Usage[edit source]

Basic[edit source]

There are three basic templates:

The begin and end templates start and end a table with appropriate columns and formatting. The candidate template is used once for each candidate and contributes a row to the table.

When using this template please use the election box end template rather than simply inserting |} at the end of the election box.

For example:

 {{Election box begin |title=[[2005 United Kingdom general election|2005 general election]]: Strangford}}
 {{Election box candidate
   |party      = Labour
   |candidate  = Tony Blair
   |votes      = 9,999
   |percentage = 50.0
   |change     = +10.0
 }}
 {{Election box candidate
   |party      = Conservative
   |candidate  = Michael Howard
   |votes      = 9,999
   |percentage = 50.0
   |change     = +10.0
 }}
 {{Election box end}}
 

Will create this:

2005 general election: Strangford
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tony Blair 9,999 50.0 +10.0
Conservative Michael Howard 9,999 50.0 +10.0

Party links[edit source]

See Template:Election box candidate with party link for usage and set-up.

Majority and turnout[edit source]

Three further templates:

can be added to record the majority, turnout and number of registered electors for an election. (In this context, "majority" refers to the winning margin between the first and second placed candidates.)

For example:

 ...
 {{Election box majority
   |votes      = 9,999
   |percentage = 50.0
   |change     = +10.0
 }}
 {{Election box turnout
   |votes      = 9,999
   |percentage = 50.0
   |change     = +10.0
 }}
 {{Election box registered electors|
   |reg. electors = 19,998
   |change        = +2.3
 }}
 {{Election box end}}
 

Will create this:

2005 general election: Strangford
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tony Blair 9,999 50.0 +10.0
Conservative Michael Howard 9,999 50.0 +10.0
Majority 9,999 50.0 +10.0
Turnout 9,999 50.0 +10.0
Registered electors 19,998 +2.3

Election outcome[edit source]

Finally there are two templates:

that can be used to summarize the outcome of an election, in terms of whether the incumbent holds the seat or whether it is lost to another party.

For example:

 ...
 {{Election box hold with party link
   |winner     = Labour Party (UK)
   |swing      = +10.0
 }}

 or...

 {{Election box gain with party link
   |winner     = Conservative Party (UK)
   |loser      = Labour Party (UK)
   |swing      = +10.0
 }}
 {{Election box end}}
 

Will create this:

2005 general election: Strangford
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tony Blair 9,999 50.0 +10.0
Conservative Michael Howard 9,999 50.0 +10.0
Majority 9,999 50.0 +10.0
Turnout 9,999 50.0 +10.0
Registered electors 19,998 +9.9
Labour hold Swing +10.0

or this...

2005 general election: Strangford
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tony Blair 9,999 50.0 +10.0
Conservative Michael Howard 9,999 50.0 +10.0
Majority 9,999 50.0 +10.0
Turnout 9,999 50.0 +10.0
Registered electors 19,998 +9.9
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +10.0

Notes:

  • The swing parameter represents Peter Snow's Swingometer measure, i.e. the percentage change (or swing) in the vote since the last election.
  • When preparing the tables in advance of an election, it may be convenient to include these two templates but commented out (using <!-- and --> ) until the outcome is known.
  • Potentially there is a need for versions of these templates that do not have the party link mechanism. However, it can be argued that any party that has a successful candidate deserves an article about them and the full /meta/color treatment. The one obvious exception to this is, of course, independent candidates, who won't actually have a party. If / when there's a need, just create a non party link version of these templates.

List of templates[edit source]

Election box begin[edit source]

Election box candidate[edit source]

Standard[edit source]

Winning[edit source]

Inline[edit source]


Election summary[edit source]

For parties without an article on Wikipedia.


Election box gain/hold/loss etc[edit source]

Election box majority[edit source]

Election box turnout[edit source]

Election box total and related[edit source]

Election box end[edit source]


Blanks by country[edit source]

Extensions[edit source]

See also[edit source]