Federal Elections

Electronic Resources

Fair Vote: The Center for Voting and Democracy: covers various issues on elections including legislations, voting equipment, national and state news coverage and much more.

Federal Election Commission (FEC): offers information on federal elections including voter registration and turnout, elections results, presidential and congressional campaign financing, campaign finance law.

Follow the Money: created by National Institute in State Politics, provides campaign contribution information in each state including contributors and interests group.

Historical Voting Records: data from US Census including voting and registering information by race and gender from 1966 to 1994.

Indecision 2008 Election coverage from Comedy Central

National Commission on Federal Election Reform: offers the financial report of the commission, background information, and video clips from hearings.

American National Election Studies (ANES): contains its research activities on elections, statistical data from NES survey from 1952 to the present, and searchable lists and abstracts for NES various election studies.

A New Nation Votes a searchable collection of election returns from the earliest years of American democracy, 1787-1825.

Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House Representatives: posts the official vote counts for presidential electors, U.S. senators, and U.S. Representatives for elections from 1920 to present.

Record of American Democracy, 1984-1990: provides precinct-level election data for all federal and state races at and above State House for 1984-1990.

Title 11 of the Code of Federal Regulations: Federal Elections

U.S. Census: Voting and Registration: provides information on voting and registration by various demographics and socioeconomic characteristics.

United States historical election returns, 1824-1968 [electronic resource]: The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) has prepared historical election data for the years from 1788-1990. Note:access restricted to UCSD IP address. Use this resource from home.

Print Resources

The resources below may all be found in the Social Sciences and Humanities reference stacks. Please see a reference librarian for more information.

American national election studies data sourcebook, 1952-1978 / Warren E. Miller, Arthur H. Miller, and Edward J. Schneider

SSH Ref Stacks ( JK1967 .M54 )

The Election data book: a statistical portrait of voting in America

SSH Ref Stacks ( JK1967 .E44 )

How to research elections / Fenton S. Martin, Robert U. Goehlert

SSH Ref Stacks ( JK1976 .M29 2000 )

State and national voting in Federal elections, 1910-1970

SSH Ref Stacks ( JK1965 .C59)

Revised by Annelise Sklar, November 2007