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Michigan Election Returns, 1974: Precinct-Level (ICPSR 74)

Principal Investigator(s): Michigan Department of State


This data collection contains aggregate election returns for each of Michigan's 6,743 precincts and absentee voter counting boards for the November 5, 1974, general election. Data are provided for offices contested in 1974, which include those of governor, secretary of state, attorney general, United States representative, state senator and representative, superintendent of the Michigan Board of Education, Supreme Court justice, and regents of the three major state universities. Data are also provided for four statewide proposals (referenda) voted upon in the general election.

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Study Description


Michigan Department of State. MICHIGAN ELECTION RETURNS, 1974: PRECINCT-LEVEL. ICPSR ed. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producer and distributor], 1998. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR00074.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR00074.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    congressional elections (US House), constitutional amendments, election precincts, election returns, elections, gubernatorial elections, referendum, state elections, state politics, vote count, voting behavior, Michigan, United States

Time Period:   

  • 1974

Date of Collection:   

  • 1974-11-04

Universe:    Michigan's 6,734 electoral precincts and absentee voter counting boards in 1974.

Data Type(s):    aggregate data

Data Collection Notes:

The codebook is provided by ICPSR as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.


Data Source:

Michigan Department of State, Elections Division

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:   1984-06-19


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