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Comparative Politics: Elections

This guide is for students researching topics in Comparative Politics, an introductory survey of major political systems, representing both Western and non-Western countries.

Election Resources


  •  Election Resources on the Internet -- Manuel Álvarez-Rivera -- Comprehensive database of links to national and local election statistics from around the world, as well as other election resources.

  • ElectionGuide.Org -- International Foundation for Election Systems (IFES) -- Upcoming foreign elections.

  • International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA) -- International IDEA acts as a catalyst for democracy building by providing knowledge resources, expertise and a platform for debate on democracy issues. It works together with policy makers, donor governments, UN organizations and agencies, regional organizations and others engaged in democracy building.
  • Parties and Elections in Europe -- Wolfram Nordsieck -- A comprehensive database about the parliamentary elections in the European countries and autonomous subdivisions since 1945 and additional information about the political parties, the electoral systems, the acting political leaders, the governments and the electoral laws.

  • Psephos: Adam Carr's Election Archive -- Adam Carr -- Complete collection of international electoral information including data from 182 countries. Provides electoral maps, news, statistics, data on historical elections, and information on national legislatures. One can search the archive alphabetically by country.
  • 2018 Worldwide Elections -- Resource covers presidential and legislative elections in about 300 polities.

Courtesy of Larry Romans
Government Information Services
 -- Central Library, Vanderbilt University