Election Data

Around the world countries choose leaders by elections. Some open, fair, and contested, others less so. Here are some resources about elections across the globe.


Elections Resources on the Internet: Links to national and local election statistics from around the world.

Global Historical Evolution of Elections Project: Project directed by Daniel Ziblatt to collect election, roll call and petition data going back to 1800.

Election Results Archive: Election results from around the world for countries with a minimum threshold of democratic performance as defined by Freedom House rankings and Polity III/Polilty IV rankings.

Emory University Electronic Data Center: Emory University's database with electoral data

Lijphart Elections Archive: Election data for most democratic countries at the district-level.

Voter Turnout: Voter turnout for elections world-wide.

Constituency-Level Elections Archive (CLEA): a repository of detailed election results at the constituency level for lower house legislative elections from around the world.

United States

ANES: Data from the American National Election Studies includes data on voting behavior in elections, public opinion, and attitudes of the electorate

Congressional Data: This site includes data on congressional elections as well as many other data sets related to congressional voting and members.

CQ Congressional Data: Biographies, voting records, and a lot of other information about members of Congress.

CQ Press Voting and Elections Collection: complex data on American voters, political parties, campaigns & elections, modern voting behavior, key events and issues, and biographies

Election Data Archive Dataverse: A shared space with election data from US states.

Electoral Returns for Statewide Offices in the United States, 1874 - 1952: County Level Election Returns for selected state offices  for 15 States

Federal Elections Project: Distributes precinct-level data from 2000.

State Legislative Election Returns, 1967 - 2003:  State legislative election returns

U.S. Congressional Data: Office of the Clerk: Official vote counts for federal elections published and maintained by the U.S. House of Representatives

U.S. Federal Elections Commission: The FEC monitors federal funding of federal elections in the U.S.  This site contains data on contributions for users.

U.S. Historical Election Returns, 1788 - 1823

America Votes: Maintains information on national and congressional races, in addition to public opinion blogs.

Campaign Finance Information Center: data on state and federal election funding or what they call "campaign money trail."

Follow the Money: nonprofit organization revealing the influence of campaign money on state-level elections and public policy in all 50 states.

Election Studies: high quality data from its own surveys on voting, public opinion, and political participation.

2004 Election Panel Study, BYU Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy: includes a nationally representative sample of the electorate but also cases in both presidential and U.S. Senate "battleground" states; questionnaires and press releases.

CPAN Election Guide: Data on important issues/legislation, current elections/candidates, and a media guide.

Atlas of US Presidential Elections: Data sets compiled from official sources on elections (with county FIPS identification). Includes information on election results, news, and forums.

Vote View: data and analysis on house and senate rankings, roll call and voting. 

Charles Stewart III Data: data on 2004 election returns/residual votes.

Thomas M. Carsey Data: data set with information on state legislative election returns from 1967 through 2003.

North America (except US)

Elections Canada: An independent nonpartisan agency which provides data on federal elections and referendrums in Canada.

Western Europe

British Elections and Politics: This site has detailed information and analysis on British elections

Central and Eastern Europe

Post-Communist Europe: Electoral and legislative data for most post-communist European countries

Russian Elections: Site of the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation. Data is limited for English version when compared to Russian version.

Ukrainian Elections: Presidential and parliamentary electoral results, as well as other data for Ukraine. 

Polish Elections: 1998200220062010

Czech Elections: Election results for the Czech Republic for The Chamber of Deputies, The Senate, Regional Councils, Local Councils, and the European Parliament.


Afghanistan Election Data: data and visualization tools for Afghan elections