Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: KC-012-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1968

Subject Area: Election Returns

Bibliographic Citation: Referenda and primary election materials, 1968-1990.  [machine-readable data file] / Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 0006

Date Accessioned: 8/17/1998

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: Data are ftpable from ICPSR by DPLS staff.

Access Status: Restricted to UW-Madison

Date Ordered: 1/1/1998

Documentation: 50 volumes hard copy codebooks

Abstract: This collection contains returns at the county and state levels from mid-nineteenth century to 1990 for primary and general election on statewide referenda, constitutional amendments, state House/Senate joint resolutions, and initiated measures. The ballot language of each measure is also included. County-level returns for most gubernatorial, senatorial, and congressional primary elections from 1910 to the present have been documented as well. Most of the information for this collection is available only in typed and photocopies form. The exception is statewide referenda data from 1968 to 1990, which ICPSR has converted into machine-readable form. Included in this portion of the collection are the county vote breakdowns for approximately 4,241 referenda voted upon in primary and general elections throughout the United States. A typed hard copy codebook accompanies each state file. The primary election data are not available in machine-readable form. ICPSR can supply, on a cost basis, limited portions of the referenda and primary election returns that are not machine-readable in the form of photocopies.

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