We preserved the Portuguese Local Elections of 2017

Last updated on May 8th, 2023 at 05:08 pm

Arquivo.pt performed 2 web crawls of information related with the Portuguese Local Elections of 2017.

We appealed the community to contribute with suggestions of relevant Web pages so that we could preserve them.

The 2 crawls occurred during and after the campaign period, using the list of 410 Web pages suggested by the community and 13 887 web pages found automatically using search engines.

The manual identification process originated a list of 337 addresses which documented candidacies for the 2017 Municipal Elections. Note that 46% of these addresses referenced the social media platform Facebook.com. Much of this content of national interest could not be preserved because this foreign private company does not allow it.

The final result was an archive of 2 265 887 Web resources (360 GB).

Among the preserved web pages are the official sites of the candidates, news, blogs and articles with personal opinions about the elections.

The Arquivo.pt respects an embargo period of 1 year, and for that reason this collection will only be available by the end of 2018.

Meanwhile, you can consult the preserved pages about the previous elections of 2013, such as:

We would like to thank all the volunteers that collaborated with this initiative.