- American National
Election Studies (NES)--The NES series is one of the premier sources
for data on voting behavior and poltical attitudes in the post-WWII United States. Upon registering (which is
free), users can download data and SAS/SPSS/Stata program files and documentation for any of the
studies. The SDA
Archive at UC-Berkeley also allows users to access recent
versions of the NES and extract particular variables from
them for those who have specific questions in which they are
- American National Election Studies
NES Guide to Public Opinion and Electoral Behavior--The NES Guide is an excellent source
for data on trends in voting behavior for the US since World War II.
Wolendorp, and Keman Coalition Data--Data on governing coalitions
in post-WWII Western Europe.
- British Elections and
Politics Home Page--This should be your first stop for detailed
information and analysis on British elections.
Carr's Elections Archive--Excellent link for electoral results
around the world, with a special section on Australia. Results
are for the most recent elections and are typically broken down
into regions or the equivalent electoral constituency.
Study of Electoral Systems--This site contains data and documentation for a cross-national
collection of election studies. The CSES combines microdata on respondents with data at different
levels of geography (i.e. data on respondents' electoral districts and on the political institutions
of their countries) and focuses on themes such as how macro-level variables such as electoral systems
affect political attitudes.
- Constituency-Level Elections (CLE) Dataset--The CLE Dataset
is a project undertaken by Professor Dawn Brancati at
Washington University in St. Louis and is a compilation of district-level election results broken by down
individual political parties. The data cover national elections and some sub-national elections as well.
- CQ Voting and Elections
Collection--The CQ Voting and Elections Collection is part of the CQ Electronic Library
that is in Databases at Emory.
It contains a variety of data on elections at the national and state
- Current Population Survey Voting
and Registration Data--The Current Population Survey
gathers data on voting and voter registration in November of congressional and presidential election years. This
site provides aggregated tables from the CPS and links to CPS microdata.
Electoral Data on the Internet"--This site is maintained by Matthew Singer at Duke University and compiles sources
for district-level election results for dozens of countries. Note that the time coverage varies
greatly across countries.
in Western Europe Since 1815--Excellent source of data on
electoral results by constituency in most Western European countries.
Also contains significant information on electoral reform, electoral
laws, and political parties in each country. We also have a
CD-rom available of this collection of datasets in the EDC.
Resources on the Internet (Manuel Alvarez-Rivera)--Good
resource for links to electoral data and analysis, organized
- Election Results Archive (ERA)--The ERA,
which is hosted by SUNY-Binghamton's Center
on Democratic Performance, contains results from legislative and presidential elections from 1974 onwards for
countries that meet a minimum threshold of democratic governance.
World--Election World holds detailed results for most recent
national elections as well as some historical data. The site
also provides many links to other sources of country-specific
and Electoral Systems Around the World (University of Keele,
UK)--Good resource for links to electoral data and analysis,
organized by country.
Eurobarometers--The European Union has been conducting Eurobarometers surveys with the European public since the
early 1970's. The surveys meaure political attitudes and voting behavior within EU member-states.
The Data Center has an extensive
collection of Eurobarometers, including studies conducted in Central and Eastern
European countries. The Central Archive for Empirical Social Research also has a
engine for Eurobarometer codebooks and questionnaires that is very useful for identifying
the topical contents of individual studies.
- European Election Studies (EES)-To quote the website,
the EES Data "are about electoral participation and voting behaviour in European Parliament elections" as well as
perceptions about the EU itself. Note that the site also provides a link to
data from the Euromanifestos
- Federal Elections Project--The Federal
Elections Project, hosted by American University, distributes precinct-level data on U.S. federal elections from
- Institute for Democracy and Electoral
Assistance (IDEA) Voter Turnout Website--The IDEA Voter Turnout Website contains region- and
country-specific electoral data, including election results, voter turnout, electoral systems, and
- International Almanac of Electoral History--Available
in Woodruff Reference. The International Almanac of Electoral
History provides national-level electoral results for legislatures
(and, where relevant, presidential elections) going back as
far as the late 1800's.
Elections Archive--Holds numerous election results for
most democracies. Researchers should note, however, that data
is not always great for each country and can differ widely
in terms of coverage, detail, and availability.
National Election Pool (NEP) 2004 Exit Polls--National Election Pool exit polls are available
through the ICPSR, the
Roper Center, and Emory's Electronic
Data Center. The link above provides access to the (even more controversial) election results
provided by the NEP for the 2004 election.
and Elections in Europe (includes Eastern Europe, but
not the former Russian states).
Database of the Americas--Holds numerous election
results from most North, Central and South American countries.
Researchers should note, however, that data is not always
great for each country and can differ widely in terms of coverage
Studies Association Election Resources--The PSA site has
many useful links to electoral resources, organized by country.
Transformation and the Electoral Process in Post-Communist
Europe--Database at the University of Essex (UK)
with substantial electoral and legislative data for most post-communist
countries (Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia,
Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, and
- The Record of
American Democracy (ROAD), 1984-1990--The ROAD project, which was headed by Professor Gary King, collected data
on election returns, political behavior, demographics, and boundaries at small levels of geography (e.g. precincts).
- Voter News Service (VNS)
2000 Exit Polls--Voter News Service exit polls are available through the
Roper Center, and Emory's Electronic
Data Center. The link above provides access to the (highly controversial) election results provided
by the VNS for the 2000 election.
- U.S. Federal
Elections Commission (FEC)--The FEC monitors the funding of federal elections in the
U.S. The site contains data files and reports on contributions for
users to access and download.
House of Representatives Electoral Statistics--The Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives
compiles and publishes results from congressional and presidential elections from 1920 onwards.