State Legislative Election Returns in the United States Series

Investigator(s): Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)

The State Legislative Election Returns series was developed by ICPSR and was supported by grants from the National Science Foundation. A major purpose of this data series was to extend detailed study of electoral and governmental processes in the United States to the state and local levels, and to encourage comparative analyses of voting patterns, political party competition, and partisan control between different states or regions. ICPSR's holdings of state legislative election returns data cover the years 1968-1989 (ICPSR 8907), and 1993-1994 (ICPSR 2019). The datasets include election returns at the district, county, constituency, and candidate levels for state legislative races contested in all 50 states in the United States. Included also are special election returns, when provided as part of the official returns for the states (ICPSR 2019), and primary election returns for 16 southern and border states in the period 1968-1989 (ICPSR 8907).

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2015
Antifeminism and women?s representation in the states . Reingold, Beth; Kreitzer, Rebecca; Osborn, Tracy; Swers, Michele L.. Annual Meetings of the American Political Science Association, 2015. San Francisco, CA.
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2015
Hannah, A. Lee . Going Green: Medical Marijuana Laws in the U.S. States. Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association. New Orleans, LA.
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2015
McKee, Seth C.,  Yoshinaka, Antoine . Late to the parade: Party switchers in contemporary US southern legislatures. Party Politics. 21, (6), 957-969.
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2014
Juenke, Eric Gonzalez . Ignorance is bias: The effect of Latino losers on models of Latino representation. American Journal of Political Science. 58, (3), 593-603.
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2014
2014
McDonald, Michael P. Presidential vote within state legislative districts. State Politics and Policy Quarterly. 14, (2), 196-204.
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2013
Battista, James Coleman,  Peress, Michael,  Richman, Jesse . Common-space ideal points, committee assignments, and financial interests in the state legislatures. State Politics and Policy Quarterly. 13, (1-2), 70-87.
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2013
Charles, Kerwin Kofi,  Stephens, Melvin . Employment, wages, and voter turnout. American Economic Journal: Applied Economics. 5, (4), 111-143.
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2012
Aidt, Toke S.,  Shvets, Julia . Distributive politics and electoral incentives: Evidence from seven US state legislatures. American Economic Journal: Economic Policy. 4, (3), 1-29.
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