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Virginia Elections & State Elected Officials Database Project / Profile

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Tool Development, Scholarly Content, Teaching, Networking

Overview

The Virginia Elections and State Elected Officials Database Project provides a current and accessible compilation and statistical resource on Virginia state elections and state elected officials from 1776 to the present.

For the general reader, students and teachers, and more specialized users, the Database Project offers two basic types of information. First, the Project offers a searchable, integrated, and expandable record of state election results, which include individual district and election attributes, candidate names and state electoral histories, vote tallies, and campaign expenditures. This site also offers various summary statistics related to these elections, including historical measures of reelection rates and of electoral competition. The second type of information provided by this Project consists of the biographical and state political service records of, at present, almost 12,000 individuals who have served as or been a candidate for the office of Governor, State Delegate, State Senator, U.S. Representative, or U.S. Senator.


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