This was a big year for Midterm Senate and House elections, along with many races and measures on state and local ballots. In keeping with a long tradition of providing the campus community with voting and election information, IGS Library made the following resources available:
An IGS Library Voter registration and information station was available in the library, to provide a place for students, faculty and community members to register to vote online and access voting information.
Bouk, Dan. Democracy’s Data: The Hidden Stories in the U.S. Census and How to Read Them. Farrar, Straus And Giroux, 2022Print
Holder, Eric H., and Sam Koppelman. Our Unfinished March : the Violent Past and Imperiled Future of the Vote - a History, a Crisis, a Plan. First edition. New York: One World, 2022. Print
Lawrence, John A. Arc of Power: Inside Nancy Pelosi’s Speakership, 2005–2010. La Vergne: University Press of Kansas, 2022.PrintOnline (requires CalNet ID). IGS hosted a book talk with John Lawerence on October 27, recording forthcoming. He was also interviewed by Rachel Myrow on KQED’s forum about the book.
Seabrook, Nick. One Person, One Vote : a Surprising History of Gerrymandering in America. First edition. New York: Pantheon Books, 2022.Print
Sides, John, Chris Tausanovitch, and Lynn Vavreck. The Bitter End: The 2020 Presidential Campaign and the Challenge to American Democracy. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2022.PrintOnline (requires CalNet ID)
Vitali, Ali. Electable : Why America Hasn’t Put a Woman in the White House...yet. First edition. New York, NY: Dey St., an Imprint of William Morrow, 2022. Print
Need Data for your Research?
The following datasets, acquired and licensed by the UC Berkeley Main Library, are available for current UCB faculty, students, and staff with an active CALNet ID.
Provides election results for the major and minor candidates for the U.S President from 1789 through 2012. Individual year pages include candidates, parties, popular and electoral vote totals, maps, charts, and voter turnout (1932 - 2012). Includes menus and hyperlinks to individual state results pages for the Presidential Elections from 1892 through 2012. County-level maps and data are available for the elections from 1960 through 2008 (and prior to 1960 for members). The 2000 through 2008 pages also include the results maps for President by U.S. Congressional District.
This survey is conducted every 5 years and examines the structure (form) of cities/municipalities; election systems; provisions for referendum or recall; term limits; and the powers and authority of the chief official and governing board. Survey results from 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996