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Study Report

Study Number: KC-005-002-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1788

Subject Area: Election Returns

Bibliographic Citation: Candidate name and constituency totals, 1788-1990.  [machine-readable data file] / Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 0002

Date Accessioned: 3/9/1994

Number of Files Received: 5

Comments: (This study supercedes ZA-004-001, ed. 4.) 1788-1990 data are ftpable from ICPSR

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Date Ordered: 1/19/1994

Documentation: 1 volume printed codebook file, SPSS control cards, and machine-readable 'study description'.

Abstract: This abstract is for the 5th edition and includes totals up to 1990. This data collection provides the names of candidates, political party name and ICPSR party ID code, and the number of votes received by each candidate in the constituency for elections between 1788 and 1990. The data include county-level returns for over 90 percent of all elections to the offices of president, governor, United States representative (1824-1990), and United States senator (1912-1990). The dataset also includes returns for approximately two-thirds of all elections to the offices of president, governor, and United States representative for the period 1788-1823. Returns for one additional statewide office are included beginning with the 1968 elections. Also presented are 1990 data from the District of Columbia election for United States senator and United States representative. The offices of two senators and one representative were created by the ''District of Columbia Statehood Constitutional Convention Initiative,'' which was approved by District voters in 1980. Elections for these offices were postponed until the 1990 general election. The three offices are currently local District positions, which will turn into federal offices if the District becomes a state.

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