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Voter Registration in the United States, 1968-1988 (ICPSR 9405)
Principal Investigator(s): Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
This collection tabulates the number of registered voters who were eligible to cast ballots in biennial national elections in the United States between 1968 and 1988. Its purpose is to furnish additional research data on registration trends, the relationship between registration and voting, and the role and strength of political parties, and the degree of partisan competition. The unit of analysis is the county, and totals of registered voters are presented for all counties in 48 states (North Dakota does not require registration and Wisconsin does not report statewide voter registration figures). If available, county-level totals are also presented for registration by race, major or minor political party, or other similar category (e.g., declined to state, miscellaneous, other, etc.) provided by the reporting agency of the state.
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Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research. VOTER REGISTRATION IN THE UNITED STATES, 1968-1988. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producer and distributor], 1991. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09405.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09405.v1
This study was funded by:
- National Science Foundation (SES-8618482)
Scope of Study
Geographic Coverage: United States
Date of Collection:
Universe: The voting age population of the United States from 1968 through 1988.
Data Types: aggregate data
official and unofficial voter registration tabulations from state governments
Original ICPSR Release: 1991-03-05
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