Philadelphia Voting Data, 1924-1936 (ICPSR 7551)

Published: Jan 18, 2006

Principal Investigator(s):
John L. Shover

Version V1

This data collection contains electoral returns for all voting divisions (precincts) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the period 1924-1936. Included are complete returns for the four presidential elections in this period as well as the voting returns for single contests for the offices of mayor, state treasurer, and governor. The data are stored in two discrete files, necessitated by the 1933 redistricting in Philadelphia. File 1 covers the period 1924-1932, and File 2 covers the period 1932-1934. Each file contains percentagized electoral returns for the Republican, Democratic, and Progressive parties, as well as information on the ethnic and racial composition of the electorate in each of the voting divisions, and the total number of voters. Also provided are percentages of native white voters, Black voters, and foreign-born voters.

Shover, John L. Philadelphia Voting Data, 1924-1936. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-01-18.

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1924 -- 1936

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All voting precincts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the period 1924-1936.

(1) Registration Commission of Philadelphia. ANNUAL REPORT, and (2) THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE MANUAL, 1925-1926. Harrisburg, PA: 1926

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