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United States Historical Election Returns, 1788-1823 (ICPSR 79)

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

Summary:

This data collection contains general election returns for the offices of president, governor, and United States representative in the period 1788-1823. These returns comprise an extension of the general election collection (see UNITED STATES HISTORICAL ELECTION RETURNS, 1824-1968--ICPSR 0001) back to the occurrence of the first elections held under the United States Constitution. The data are recorded chiefly at the county level, although town-level returns were collected and preserved as well for the New England states. This collection of Early National period election returns is much less complete than the body of returns available for the years from 1824 to the present. Fugitive and nonextant sources resulted in the recovery of only approximately half of the possible returns for elections in this period. The collection and processing of the pre-1824 election materials was supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to the State Historical Society of Wisconsin.

Series: United States Historical Election Returns Series

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Dataset(s)

DS1:  Connecticut Election Returns, Town-level, 1801-1823 - Download All Files (0.452 MB)
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DS2:  Connecticut Election Returns, County-level, 1801-1823 - Download All Files (0.141 MB)
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DS3:  Maine Election Returns, Town-level, 1801-1823 - Download All Files (0.264 MB)
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DS4:  Maine Election Returns, County-level, 1801-1823 - Download All Files (0.048 MB)
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DS5:  New Hampshire Election Returns, Town-level, 1788-1823 - Download All Files (0.95 MB)
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DS6:  New Hampshire Election Returns, County-level, 1788-1823 - Download All Files (0.161 MB)
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DS7:  Rhode Island Election Returns, Town-level, 1790-1822 - Download All Files (0.073 MB)
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DS8:  Rhode Island Election Returns, County-level, 1790-1822 - Download All Files (0.048 MB)
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DS9:  Vermont Election Returns, Town-level, 1793-1821 - Download All Files (0.777 MB)
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DS10:  Vermont Election Returns, County-level, 1793-1821 - Download All Files (0.142 MB)
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DS11:  Delaware Election Returns, 1789-1823 - Download All Files (0.054 MB)
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DS12:  New Jersey Election Returns, 1789-1822 - Download All Files (0.161 MB)
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DS13:  New York Election Returns, Part 1, 1789-1801 - Download All Files (0.252 MB)
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DS14:  New York Election Returns, Part 2, 1802-1805 - Download All Files (0.263 MB)
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DS15:  New York Election Returns, Part 3, 1806 - Download All Files (0.199 MB)
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DS16:  New York Election Returns, Part 4, 1808-1810 - Download All Files (0.337 MB)
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DS17:  New York Election Returns, Part 5, 1812-1815 - Download All Files (0.245 MB)
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DS18:  New York Election Returns, Part 6, 1816 - Download All Files (0.183 MB)
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DS19:  New York Election Returns, Part 7, 1818-1821 - Download All Files (0.311 MB)
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DS20:  New York Election Results, Part 8, 1821-1823 - Download All Files (0.364 MB)
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DS21:  Pennsylvania Election Returns, Part 1, 1788-1799 - Download All Files (0.265 MB)
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DS22:  Pennsylvania Election Returns, Part 2, 1800-1811 - Download All Files (0.222 MB)
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DS23:  Pennsylvania Election Returns, Part 3, 1812-1823 - Download All Files (0.27 MB)
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DS24:  Illinois Election Returns, 1818-1822 - Download All Files (0.029 MB)
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DS25:  Indiana Election Returns, 1816-1822 - Download All Files (0.03 MB)
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DS26:  Ohio Election Returns, 1803-1822 - Download All Files (0.168 MB)
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DS27:  Missouri Election Returns, 1820-1822 - Download All Files (0.016 MB)
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DS28:  Virginia Election Returns, 1789-1823 - Download All Files (0.47 MB)
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DS29:  Alabama Election Returns, 1819-1823 - Download All Files (0.023 MB)
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DS30:  Georgia Election Returns, 1790-1822 - Download All Files (0.216 MB)
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DS31:  Mississippi Election Returns, 1817-1823 - Download All Files (0.036 MB)
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DS32:  North Carolina Election Returns, Part 1, 1790-1815 - Download All Files (0.202 MB)
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DS33:  North Carolina Election Returns, Part 2, 1815-1823 - Download All Files (0.135 MB)
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DS34:  South Carolina Election Returns, 1796-1823 - Download All Files (0.063 MB)
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DS35:  Kentucky Election Returns, 1797-1822 - Download All Files (0.159 MB)
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DS36:  Maryland Election Returns, Part 1, 1790-1804 - Download All Files (0.134 MB)
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DS37:  Maryland Election Returns, Part 2, 1806-1816 - Download All Files (0.121 MB)
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DS38:  Maryland Election Returns, Part 3, 1816-1822 - Download All Files (0.136 MB)
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DS39:  Tennessee Election Returns, 1799-1823 - Download All Files (0.132 MB)
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Study Description

Citation

Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research. United States Historical Election Returns, 1788-1823. ICPSR00079-v5. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1995. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR00079.v5

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Funding

This study was funded by:

  • National Endowment for the Humanities

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   congressional elections, eighteenth century, election returns, elections, gubernatorial elections, nineteenth century, political attitudes, political behavior, political parties, presidential elections

Geographic Coverage:   Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New York (state), North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, United States, Vermont, Virginia

Time Period:  

  • 1788--1823

Universe:   Counties in 22 states, and towns in 5 New England states of the United States in the period 1788-1823.

Data Types:   aggregate data

Data Collection Notes:

(1) See also the related collections, UNITED STATES HISTORICAL ELECTION RETURNS, 1788-1968 (ICPSR 0001), and CANDIDATE NAME AND CONSTITUENCY TOTALS, 1788-1990 (ICPSR 0002). (2) The documentation for the collection, CANDIDATE NAME AND CONSTITUENCY TOTALS, 1788-1990 (ICPSR 0002) is the same documentation for this study. The information provided in ICPSR 0002 further documents the data in ICPSR 0001, 0013 and 0079 and provides party codes for all elections. A listing of all parties, organized by party code number, is also found in dataset 0204 of ICPSR 0001.

Methodology

Data Source:

Official election returns provided by state governments

Extent of Processing:  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:

  • Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables.

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