ELECTION PROCEDURES AND STATISTICS:
DAVE LEIP'S ATLAS OF U. S.
Provides results of U.S. presidential elections to the world community. Data
is collected from many official sources and presented here in one convenient
location. Includes detailed information on national results for the major
and minor candidates for U.S. President in the elections from 1789,
individual year pages which include candidates, parties, popular and
electoral vote totals, maps, charts, and voter turnout (1932+), state
results pages for the elections from 1896 through 2000 with county level
maps and data for the elections from 1960+. Most of the information
from the Atlas is free, but during peak times, some data with a greater
level of detail is available only to members. Members are charged a small
fee for this privilege instead of viewing advertisements.
Non-partisan, non-advocacy, providing news and analysis on all
election reform issues. Includes daily news updates, research publications
in PDF, a clickable map for reports by geographic area (such as each states’
voter registration deadlines, voting age population by race, and absentee
voting information), valuable links in the resource Library, and places to
sign up for a weekly newsletter or e-mail alerts.
ELECTION STATISTICS FROM THE OFFICE OF
THE CLERK FOR CONGRESSIONAL OFFICES -
Provides official vote counts for federal elections from the official
sources among the various states and territories, 1920-2000. All are in PDF,
but 1992-2002 are also available as HTML.
COMMISSION OF THE UNITED STATES: Campaign Finance Reports and Data
Provides recent financial reports from
campaigns, parties, and political action committees including House, Senate,
and presidential campaigns. Search by parties, PACs, candidates, or
spending on broadcast, cable, or satellite for clearly identified federal
candidates is reported.
Geospacial and Statistical Data Center: US Presidential
Election Maps: 1860-1996
- Provides year-by-year
maps for both the percentage of the popular vote and the electoral vote
distribution and totals. U.S. maps have individual states color coded
according to winning candidate with corresponding numbers clearly labeled.
An excellent visual presentation of the data.
REGISTRATION STATISTICS FROM THE U.S. BUREAU OF THE CENSUS
Covers voting and registration by various demographic
and socioeconomic characteristics; historical trends; and projections of the
voting-age population by age, race, Hispanic origin, and gender. Compare
statistics throughout time with historical time series tables or follow
links to more .gov election sites.
ELECTORAL COLLEGE: Center for Voting and Democracy
Electoral College works today
emphasizing how the system is set up to handle events when it
doesn’t work smoothly, the history of controversial presidential
the Electoral College,
and topics related to the Electoral College. The site also
includes two provocative articles calling for reform from Alan Morrison
and John B. Anderson.
ELECTION COMMISSION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: ABOUT ELECTIONS AND
How the Electoral College Works,
Distribution of Electoral College
Votes among the States, and
A Brief History of the Electoral
(a 20-page PDF document). Also includes many
informative and educational links
to topics that include election results, 2000 presidential primary
election results by state, voter registration and turnout statistics,
historical demographic statistics, questions and answers about state
voting procedures, absentee voting (including state-by-state cutoff
dates, notarization and witnessing, when absentee ballots are counted
and by whom), and registering to vote.
WEEKLY: HAYES vs. TILDEN: THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE CONTROVERSY of 1876–1877
A free feature provided by Harper’s Weekly
enabling individuals to become familiar with the historic events
surrounding the 1876 election. Follow events day by day, acquire a more
in-depth understanding by reading the overview, or gain insight into the
press’s coverage by looking at the numerous period cartoons (most by
Thomas Nast), along with corresponding explanations of their historical