This website has its roots in the earlier work of Professor John C. Lane who had obtained an undergraduate degree in political science from the University of California and his Ph.D. from Columbia University in New York City. As a professor of Political Science at the State University of New York, he specialized in American constitutional law and Western European politics.

During a sabbatical leave in Malta he developed an interest in its electoral system, the rarely used single-transferable-vote. He began collecting Maltese electoral data and decided to create something new, a database of Maltese election results. First, it would be comprehensive, including the votes on every count in every district in every election since 1921. Second, it would be machine-readable to facilitate research. Third, it would be made freely available to any interested person.

The website is now managed by a number of University of Malta departments, including the Department of Mathematics, the Department of History, the Department of Economics, the Institute for European Studies, the Library and IT Services. The University of Malta gratefully acknowledges the continued support of the Electoral Commission, which provides the data to keep the website up-to-date.