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Campaign and Election Data  

A guide to open access and freely available U.S. campaign and election data at the local, state and federal levels.
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U.S. Election Law

For an overview of U.S. Election Law, see the Law Library of Congress' research guide


Background Reading

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Guide to U. S. Elections
Call Number: 329.023 C749G2
Publication Date: 2009
For basic information on the electoral process, in-depth analysis on specific political eras and issues, and everything in between.


How do I find...

  • Who paid for what? Where did the money go? See: Campaign Finance 

  • Who voted for whom and why? See: Voter Opinion and Turnout

  • Who won an election? Who lost? By how much? See: Election Results 

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Using ICPSR Data

ICPSR is a preeminent source for social and behavioral research data.  You can search by full research question or by keywords. Many datasets require the use data management software.  Here is an introduction to SAS, which is an option for downloading ICPSR data.

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