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South African Election Satisfaction Survey (ESS) 1999: Voters - All provinces

Version
1.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Roberts, Benjamin
  • Struwig, Jare
  • Human Sciences Research Council
Publication Date
2019-03-25
Embargo End Date
2020-03-31
Contributor
  • Human Sciences Research Council (Producer)
Funding Reference
  • Electoral Commission of South Africa
Free Keywords
Schema: UK DATA ARCHIVE - HASSET
BIOGRAPHIC DATA; DECISION ON POLITICAL PARTY OF CHOICE; ELECTORAL COMMISSIONS PERFORMANCE AND CONDUCT; ELECTORAL FREENESS AND FAIRNESS; POLITICAL PARTY TOLERANCE; SECRECY OF THE VOTE; VOTER EDUCATION; VOTING EXPERIENCE; VOTING IRREGULARITIES; VOTING STATION ACCESSIBLE; VOTING STATION SIGNAGE
Description
  • Abstract

    Description: This data set contains responses of South African legible voters in the 1999 national and provincial assembly elections aged 18 years and older. All 214 selected voting stations were visited on election day. The number of voters interviewed was 11 140 and the data set contains 28 variables. The questionnaire questions included the distance traveled to the voting station, means of transport utilised, time spent in the voting queue, perception of IEC officials' competence, and perception of the freeness and fairness of the election.

    Abstract: The intention of the survey was to ascertain the degree to which voters consider the poll to have been conducted in a manner that is free and fair to all voters and political parties. The poll focused on the following issues: the extent to which various logistical matters impacted on voter participation, an assessment by voters of the free and fairness of the elections - including possible levels if intimidation. The study method comprised brief (5-minute) interviews with randomly selected voters exiting from the 214 selected voting stations. Voters were asked sixteen questions concerning their experiences on election day. The prime target population was therefore individuals aged 18+ who reside in South Africa and who were registered to vote in the 1999 national elections and voted. As voters exited these voting stations they were interviewed.

Temporal Coverage
  • Collection 02 JUN 1999
Geographic Coverage
  • South Africa (ZA)
Sampled Universe
The study was conducted among South Africans who voted in the 1999 National Elections. The target population for the voter component of the study was individuals aged 18 years and older who were registered to vote in the 1999 elections.
Sampling
The survey was conducted at randomly selected voting stations in all nine provinces and stratified by metropolitan, urban and rural localities. The number of stations surveyed in each province ranged from 30 each in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng to 20 in the less populated provinces. At each voting station, an average of fifty voters were interviewed after they had cast their votes. Number of surveyed voting stations and respondents by province: Province Voting Stations Sampled Expected sample Eastern Cape 29 1526 Free State 20 1047 Gauteng 30 1547 KwaZulu-Natal 30 1617 Mpumalanga 18 910 Northern Cape 20 1001 Northern Province 22 1159 North West 20 939 Western Cape 25 1395 Total 214 11140
Time Dimension
  • Longitudinal: Trend/Repeated cross-section
    Longitudinal: Trend/Repeated cross section
Collection Mode
  • Face-to-face interview
Availability
Not available
Rights
By accessing the data, you give assurance that The data and documentation will not be duplicated, redistributed or sold without prior approval from the rights holder. The data will be used for scientific research or educational purposes only. The data will only be used for the specified purpose. If it is used for another purpose the additional purpose will be registered. Redundant data files will be destroyed. The confidentiality of individuals/organisations in the data will be preserved at all times. No attempt will be made to obtain or derive information from the data to identify individuals/organisations. The HSRC and IEC will be acknowledged in all published and unpublished works based on the data according to the provided citation. The HSRC and IEC will be informed of any books, articles, conference papers, theses, dissertations, reports or other publications resulting from work based in whole or in part on the data and documentation. For archiving and bibliographic purposes an electronic copy of all reports and publications based on the requested data will be sent to the HSRC and IEC. To offer for deposit into the HSRC Data Collection and the IEC any new data sets which have been derived from or which have been created by the combination of the data supplied with other data. The data team bears no responsibility for use of the data or for interpretations or inferences based upon such uses. Failure to comply with the End User License may result in sanctions being imposed.
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Update Metadata: 2020-06-10 | Issue Number: 72 | Registration Date: 2019-03-26

Roberts, Benjamin; Struwig, Jare; Human Sciences Research Council (2019): South African Election Satisfaction Survey (ESS) 1999: Voters - All provinces. Version: 1.0. HSRC - Human Science Research Council SA. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.14749/1545215415