This project was supported by the Political Science program of the National Science Foundation
Last updated 02/16/05
The purpose of this project is to collect and merge election returns and census information at the smallest possible aggregation for presidential election years from 1916 to 1936. Our primary goal is to use these data to examine women's electoral behavior in the period immediately following suffrage extension. We are also interested in broad patterns of electoral realignment and turnout. Given the richness of these previously unavailable or untapped data and the importance of the historical period, we expect these data will be of considerable interest to other scholars. This web site provides access to these data on a state-by-state basis, as well as links to supporting documentation, technical appendices, and other related sites. Interested users should first consult the overview and then the state documentation.
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