The Voter-Turnout in the Polish Parliamentary Elections of 2011

This is short video showing how (frequently) the voters in the Polish elections of 2011 voted. The darker the area, the more people voted. This is based on data from the Polish Electoral Commission. You can see that the people in the cities generally vote more than folks from the countryside. Also, looking at the time-series throughout the day you can tell that the traditionally conservative south-east voted rather early whereas the city dwellers took more time. The colors are relative in each frame, which explains the lightening of some areas as the day passes by. The maps where taken from the official electoral site (with permission, although I’m not sure I needed one). The video was mostly done using GIMP.