Election Administration and Voting Survey, 2008 [United States] (ICPSR 29141)

Published: Jul 14, 2011

Principal Investigator(s):
United States Election Assistance Commission


Version V1

Every two years, the United States Election Assistance Commission collects election administration-related data from 50 states, the District of Columbia, and four territories (Guam, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, and the United States Virgin Islands). Data are collected at the state and county levels from the entities listed above. This is administrative data collected directly from the states and territories; there is no sampling or weighting of the data involved. Topics include: voter registration, overseas voting, domestic absentee voting, provisional balloting, first-time voters, poll workers, electronic poll books, turnout, and type of voting systems used. The data cover the period from the day after Election Day 2006 to Election Day 2008.

United States Election Assistance Commission. Election Administration and Voting Survey, 2008 [United States]. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2011-07-14. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR29141.v1

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2006-11-08 -- 2008-11-04


Several variables contain both the values "x" and "X". ICPSR assumes that these values represent a check in the box "Data Not Available". Please examine the example variable at the beginning of the data collection instrument which indicates how these questions were answered.

The original data files for parts 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 9 contained extraneous carriage returns which were removed.

Variable B9C_NA contains an unknown code.

The column widths for several character variables were shortened for compliance with STATA.

Variable F7ANOUSE was converted from character to numeric.

administrative records data

census/enumeration data



2011-07-14 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:

  • Created online analysis version with question text.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.


  • Data in this collection are available only to users at ICPSR member institutions.

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