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Elections Data - Research Guide: Overview

This guide lists sources of tabular data on election results, voter characteristics, opinion polls.


This is a guide to data sources on elections and voting, with an emphasis on downloadable data in tabular format. Some data may require use of statistical software such as SPSS or Stata. For a more comprehensive list of sources on U.S. elections, including print and historical materials, please see U.S. Elections: Historical and Contemporary.

How do I find...

...who won an election, who lost, and by how much? See Turnout and Returns.
...who paid for what? See Campaign Finance.
...who voted for whom and why? See Voter Characteristics and Opinion.
...what happens outside the U.S.? See International Elections.

Turnout among Voting Eligible Population, 2008 Presidential Election

Made with Google Fusion Tables using data from the U.S. Elections Project. Click on states for percentage, voter turnout for highest office among voting eligible population, 2008.

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