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State Legislative Election Candidate and Constituency Data, 1993-1994 (ICPSR 2019)

Principal Investigator(s): Collet, Christian


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.

Series: State Legislative Election Returns in the United States Series

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Study Description


Collet, Christian. STATE LEGISLATIVE ELECTION CANDIDATE AND CONSTITUENCY DATA, 1993-1994. ICPSR version. Irvine, CA: University of California, Irvine [producer], 1996. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1997. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02019.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02019.v1

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This study was funded by:

  • National Science Foundation (SBR-9422375)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    candidates, election returns, political parties, political power, special elections, state elections, state legislatures, state politics, vote count, voting patterns

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1993--1994

Date of Collection:   

  • 1995--1996

Universe:    State legislative elections in the United States in 1993 and 1994.

Data Type(s):    aggregate data

Data Collection Notes:

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).


Data Source:

official election returns

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:

  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.


Original ICPSR Release:   1997-12-11

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