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State Legislative Election Returns (1967-2010)

Version
v0
Resource Type
Dataset : administrative records data, aggregate data
Creator
  • Klarner, Carl (Indiana State University)
  • Berry, William (Florida State University)
  • Carsey, Thomas (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill)
  • Jewell, Malcolm (University of Kentucky)
  • Niemi, Richard (University of Rochester)
  • Powell, Lynda (University of Rochester)
  • Snyder, James (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • State Legislative Election Returns in the United States Series
Publication Date
2013-01-11
Funding Reference
  • National Science Foundation
  • Indiana State University. Department of Political Science
  • Indiana State University Research Committee
Language
English
Free Keywords
candidates; constituencies; counties; election returns; historical data; performance; political history; political parties; political power; primaries; special elections; state elections; state legislatures; state politics; vote count; voting patterns
Description
  • Abstract

    This data set contains comprehensive information on state legislative general election returns from 1967 through 2010. Each of the more than 300,000 observations refers to an individual candidate who ran for state legislative office. Variables include district designations, year and month of election, type of district (multimember, etc.), and candidate attributes such as incumbency status, party and vote total. The data come from five sources, three of which are ICPSR data collections (#8907, #3938, #21480); this data set is an update of these previous releases, through 2010.
  • 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

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1967 / 2010
    Time period: 1967--2010
  • 1990 / 2011
    Collection date: 1990--2011
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
State legislative elections in the United States from 1967 to 2010. Smallest Geographic Unit: state legislative district
Sampling
Comprehensive sample, i.e., all elements of the population were included as observations in the sample.
Collection Mode
  • Please refer to these related data collections: STATE LEGISLATIVE ELECTION RETURNS IN THE UNITED STATES, 1968-1989 (ICPSR 8907); REVISED CANDIDATE-LEVEL STATE LEGISLATIVE RETURNS IN THE UNITED STATES WITH ADJUSTED CANDIDATE NAMES, 1968-1989 (ICPSR 3938); STATE LEGISLATIVE ELECTION RETURNS, 1967-2003 (ICPSR 21480).

    Please contact Carl Klarner (Carl.Klarner@indstate.edu) directly regarding any issues with this data collection, and/or use of this data in a publication.

    The data were produced in Terre Haute, Indiana, by Indiana State University.

Note
Funding insitution(s): National Science Foundation (NSF Grant # SES-0136526). Indiana State University. Department of Political Science. Indiana State University Research Committee (NSF Grant # SES-0317924).
Availability
Delivery
This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (help@icpsr.umich.edu).
Alternative Identifiers
  • 34297 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR34297.v1
Publications
  • Hannah, A. Lee. Going Green: Medical Marijuana Laws in the U.S. States. Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association.New Orleans, LA. 2015.
    • ID: http://www.aleehannah.com/uploads/1/5/9/6/15965406/spsa_hannah_goinggreen.pdf (URL)
  • La Raja, Raymond J., Schaffner, Brian F.. The effects of campaign finance spending bans on electoral outcomes: Evidence from the states about the potential impact of Citizens United v. FEC. Electoral Studies.33, 102-114.2014.
    • ID: 10.1016/j.electstud.2013.08.002 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-16

Klarner, Carl; Berry, William; Carsey, Thomas; Jewell, Malcolm; Niemi, Richard et. al. (2013): State Legislative Election Returns (1967-2010). Archival Version. State Legislative Election Returns in the United States Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR34297