Campaigns & Elections: Election Results

This page shows resources for exploring different aspects of federal electoral campaigns and elections.

Historical Election Result Resources

  • America at the Polls: a Handbook of American Presidential Election Statistics, 1920-1964.
    New York: Arno Press, 1976, c1965.
    Columbia Libraries Catalog Call No. JK 524 .G6 1976
  • Atlas of United States Presidential Elections: 1932-1996.
    Richmond, VA: Klipsan Press, 1997.
    Columbia Libraries Catalog Call No. JK 1967 .M55 1997g
  • Deskins, Donald Richard.
    Presidential Elections, 1789-2008: County, State, and National Mapping of Election Data.
    Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, c2010.
    Columbia Libraries Catalog Call No. K 524 .D47 2010
  • Dubin, Michael J.
    United States Congressional Elections, 1788-1997 : the Official Results of the Elections of the 1st Through 105th Congresses.
    Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, c1998.
    Columbia Libraries Catalog Call No. R328.73 D85
  • Gans, Curtis.
    Voter turnout in the United States, 1788-2009.
    Washington, D.C.: CQ Press, c2011.
    Columbia Libraries Catalog Call No. JK 1967 .G36 2011 and digitally.
  • Historic Documents on Presidential Elections, 1787-1988.
    Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly, 1991.
    Columbia Libraries Catalog Call No. JK 1965 .H56 199
    Includes 70 items from party platforms, speeches, debates, newspaper articles and broadsides, third parties, constitutional origins & developments, etc.
  • McGillivray, Alice V.
    America at the Polls, 1960-2000 John F. Kennedy to George W. Bush: a Handbook of American Presidential Election Statistics. 2 vols.
    Washington, DC : Congressional Quarterly, 2001.
    Columbia Libraries Catalog Call No. JK 524 .A73 2001
  • Presidential Elections, 1789-2008: County, State, and National Mapping of Election Data.
    Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, c2010.
    Columbia Libraries Catalog Call No. JK 524 .D47 2010
  • Scammon, Richard M.
    America at the Polls 2: a handbook of American Presidential election statistics, 1968-1984
    Washington, DC: Congressional Quarterly, 1988
    Columbia Libraries Catalog Call No. JK524 .S22 1988
  • U.S. Electoral College
    Historical Election Results
    View the electoral votes, popular votes, electors, and certificates of past presidential elections, 1788-2008.
  • U.S. House of Representatives. Office of the Clerk.
    Election Statistics
    Official vote counts for federal elections from 1920 to the present.
  • Voter Turnout in the United States, 1788-2009
    This book traces turnout—the percentage of eligible Americans who have cast their ballots—from 1788 through the present. From 1788 until 1902, it traces the votes for president, state governor, and statewide aggregate vote for U.S. House of Representatives—both overall and by party—by state and aggregated nationally.
  • Voting America: U.S. Politics, 1840-2008
    Voting America offers a wide spectrum of cinematic and interactive visualizations of how Americans voted in presidential elections at the county level over the last 164 years.

Election Results

  • America Votes: a Handbook of Contemporary American Election Statistics. Biennial.
    Washington, DC: Congressional Quarterly, 1956-
    Columbia Libraries Catalog Call No. JK 1967 .A8
  • American National Election Studies
    Produces high quality data on voting, public opinion, and political participation to serve the research needs of social scientists, teachers, students, policy makers and journalists who want to better understand the theoretical and empirical foundations of national election outcomes.
  • Guide to U.S. Elections. 6th ed. 2 vols.
    Washington, DC: CQ Press, c2010.
    Columbia Libraries Catalog Call No. JK 1967 .C662 2010
  • Leighley, Jan E. and Nagler, Jonathon
    Who votes now? : demographics, issues, inequality and turnout in the United States 
    Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2014.
    Columbia Libraries Catalog Call No. JK1967 .L45 2014
  • Ragsdale, Bruce A.
    Black Americans in Congress, 1870-1989
    Office of the Historian, U.S. House of Representatives 
    Washington, D.C., 1990 (HeinOnline)
    Available also as a U.S. House of Representatives webpage here.  
     
  • U.S. Federal Election Commission
    • Election Results
      This biennial publication from the Federal Election Commission provides an accurate, historical record of federal election results, including primary, runoff and general elections. Color maps, bar graphs and summary charts are also included to illustrate the data.
  • Voting and Registration
    Information on reported voting and registration by various demographic and socioeconomic characteristics is collected for the nation in November of congressional and presidential election years in the Current Population Survey (CPS). 1994 and 1996 are available. Projections of the voting-age population by age, race, Hispanic origin, and gender derived from administrative data are also produced every other year in anticipation of the elections. 1996 and 1998 projections are available. There are also Historical Time Series Tables for 1964-1996.