Elections, U.S. & International
Background and Overview
America at the Polls, 1960-2004 REF JK1968 .M33
American Presidential Campaigns and Elections REF JK1965.A57 3 v.
Presidential Elections, 1789-2000 REF JK524 .P68
Campaigns & Elections
This e-journal covers all major U.S. campaigns and elections.
Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties
Research on elections, public opinion, participation and political parties. Access to this peer-reviewed journal is available from 1991 to the present.
National Journal Group's Policy Central
A collection of resources on U.S. politics and policy. Includes the National Journal magazine, the Almanac of American Politics; CongressDaily; Technology Daily; and the Hotline.
Statistics & Data
America Votes: Election Returns by State REF JK1967.A8
Covers election results for congressional, gubernatorial, primary and special elections. Includes county and district maps as well. Updated annually.
American National Election Studies (ANES)
Provides "high quality data on voting, public opinion, and political participation." (Free Resource)
CQ Voting and Elections Collection
Historical data on elections (presidential, congressional and gubernatorial), campaign finances, voter demographics, voter turnout, and political parties.
Federal Election Commission
U.S. election statistics, campaign finance reports & data, and more. (Free Resource)
Harvard Election Data Archive
Core data for the archive are state, county and district level election returns for all recent state and federal elections in the United States (Free Resource)
Roper Center for Public Opinion
Provides access to summary-level (question & answer) and micro-level (raw) public opinion data. Also includes U.S. exit poll data and demographic breakdowns of voting in U.S. elections.
Statistical History of the American Electorate REF JK1967.R87
A statistical analysis of the American electorate from 1788 to 1999.
U.S. Election Assistance Commission
The EAC studies election administration issues. EAC datasets for selected reports are available for download. (Free resource)
United States Presidential Primary Elections: A Handbook of Statistics REF JK2071.C66
Presidential Debates and Campaign Commercials
Great Debate & Beyond: The History of Televised Presidential Debates
Televised presidential debates from 1960-2000 with post debate video commentary. (Free Resource)
Living Room Candidate: Presidential Campaign Commercials, 1954-2004
Produced by the American Museum of the Moving Image this site showcases presidential campaign commercials by election year and issue addressed. (Free Resource)
U. S. Commission on Presidential Debates
Includes transcripts from the presidential debates, history of the debates, and a voter education section. (Free Resource)
IFES Election Guide
Provided by the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES).Monitors national elections around the world. (Free Resource)
Lijphart Elections Archive
A research collection of district level election results for approximately 350 national legislative elections in 26 countries. (Free Resources)
Manifesto Project Database
Based on quantitative content analyses of parties’ election programs from more than 50 countries covering all free, democratic elections since 1945.
Election Law @ Moritz
This site provides an overview of laws surrounding the electoral process in the United States and is updated weekly with the latest news, controversies and legal changes affecting election law. (Free Resource)
Other Research Guides
Guide from the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Data and Information Services Center. (Free Resource)
Worldwide Elections Guide
Guide from the University of California-San Diego Libraries. (Free Resource)