Polling Booth Level Vote Share Shift Map for Uttar Pradesh

Observing the shift in voter behaviour at the booth level.

Elections are won at lost at the polling booth. There is little point in talking about vote share shifts at the national, state or even constituency level when trying to understand shifts in voter sentiment. The one village that feels ignored, the one pradhaan who feels obliged, the one station office who has made life miserable — it’s the little things that decide whether people even go to the polling booth or not.

Much of our analysis is a function of signals and data at the polling booth level. This map is a simple example: it shows the shift in vote share between the 2014 parliament election and the 2017 assembly election. We have mapped this shift by co-relating the two types of polling booths.

A blue dot means the vote share went up, a red dot means it went down — the intensity of the colour gives you a sense of how much it went up, or down, by. You can click on a dot to know the name of the polling booth, and the parliamentary constituency and assembly constituency it belongs to, along with the actual change value.

By using the menu in the top-left corner, you can choose between vote share shifts for the BJP, the Congress, the SP, the BSP and we have calculated a combined SP+BSP shift as well.

It’s an example of the kind of data transformations we are capable of doing, and the scale we can operate at.

These maps are published as is, and while we try to be as accurate as possible, we do not take responsibility for data integrity. These are experiments, are in beta, and may break.

If you would like to use our maps as part of an analysis you are publishing or writing, please feel free to do so. All we ask is that you give credit — Map by — and a link back to this page if on the web, or print our website url next to the map if it is an old-school analog publication.

If you are interested in custom analysis / maps, email us at humans at anthro (dot) ai.