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Northern Ireland Assembly elections

On this page, you will find links to information about previous Northern Ireland Assembly elections, including results, reports, public awareness work we carried out, and the guidance we produced.

Our report on the 2016 Northern Ireland Assembly election

Our overall assessment is that the May 2016 Northern Ireland Assembly election was well run. People were satisfied with the process of registering to vote and with the process of voting, whether they cast their vote in person at a polling station or by post. The count was conducted efficiently, with significant improvements in the planning compared to previous elections.

Our report makes ten recommendations covering a broad range of issues. We have asked the UK Government to announce when online registration will be launched in Northern Ireland and to extend our performance standards framework to Northern Ireland. We have also repeated our call for legislation to be introduced that will allow us to publish information on how political parties in Northern Ireland are funded.

Results of 2016 election in Northern Ireland

Results of the 2016 election to the Northern Ireland Assembly are available from the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland.

You can also find Northern Ireland Assembly election results on the BBC website.

Results of 2011 election in Northern Ireland

You can use our interactive tool to view a summary of overall seats won at the election held in Northern Ireland in 2011. You can also view detailed results for a particular constituency.

Reporting on Northern Ireland Assembly elections

Following elections we publish reports on how the elections were run.

Information for electoral administrators

Before elections in Northern Ireland, we produce guidance for those running the election. This guidance includes what to do before the poll, how to verify the count and what to do following the declaration of the result.

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