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State Legislative Election Candidate and Constituency Data, 1993-1994

Resource Type
Dataset : aggregate data
  • Collet, Christian
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • State Legislative Election Returns in the United States Series
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • National Science Foundation
Free Keywords
candidates; election returns; political parties; political power; special elections; state elections; state legislatures; state politics; vote count; voting patterns
  • Abstract

    This collection provides election data at the district level for state legislative races contested in the United States in 1993 and 1994. General election returns for all 50 states are included, as well as special election returns, if they were provided as part of the official returns for the states. Data consist of district-level returns for all major and minor political parties that contested seats in state legislatures, including individual candidate vote totals, total number of votes cast for all candidates in an election, total votes for each of the major parties (Democratic and Republican) and "other" vote totals, each candidate's percentage of the vote, and several measures comparing a candidate's performance with that of his or her rivals. The names of each of the candidates and their incumbency status are also provided.
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1993 / 1994
    Time period: 1993--1994
  • 1995 / 1996
    Collection date: 1995--1996
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
State legislative elections in the United States in 1993 and 1994.
Collection Mode
  • There are some inconsistencies (e.g., party codes) between this dataset and other ICPSR election returns datasets. Therefore, the contents of this dataset should not be merged with other ICPSR data collections, including STATE LEGISLATIVE ELECTION RETURNS IN THE UNITED STATES, 1968-1989 (ICPSR 8907).

Funding insitution(s): National Science Foundation (SBR-9422375).
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Alternative Identifiers
  • 2019 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR02019.v1
  • Collet, Christian, Hansen, Jerrold R.. Minor parties and candidates in sub-presidential elections. The State of the Parties: The Changing Role of American Parties, 2nd Edition.Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield. 1996.

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Collet, Christian (1997): State Legislative Election Candidate and Constituency Data, 1993-1994. Archival Version. State Legislative Election Returns in the United States Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.