Tracking live result: Taiwan referendum

Country/area: Taiwan

Organisation: CommonWealth Magazine

Organisation size: Small

Publication date: 18/12/2021

Credit: Steven Yeo, Daniel Kao, Ying-Yu Chen, Sylvia Lee, Dennis Tseng


CommonWealth Magazine’s graphics and data desk is a newly organized small team with reporter, project manager, programmer and designer. We produce data-driven story for the site, and try hard to break our boundaries. We aim to be the pioneer graphics/data team in Asia.

Project description:

We use at least 4 kinds of interactive graphics to show the live results of Taiwan’s referendums. 

Impact reached:

The traffic of the site hits the one-day record. And the page is ranked top 3 while searching relevant live results keywords on the google search. 

Techniques/technologies used:

The page is based on svelet.js and ArchieML. We are using the official polling API to show the live results of the referendum. 

What was the hardest part of this project?

It is a real-time voting result page. Various versions of the election results must be planned to simulate the different graphics scenarios. 

What can others learn from this project?

– How to plan a live result page of any voting result night. 

– How to use data to tell the referendem story. 

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