This volume offers the most complete collection ever assembled of Illinois election data by county from statehood to 1990.Drawing from the definitive data contained at the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research at the University of Michigan, the book presents the entire Illinois historical record of voting by county, including the vote for every party or person that polled at least 1 percent of the vote for all elections for president, governor, and United States senator and representative. This book offers historians, political and other social scientists, students, and the general public the first convenient and comprehensive source of election data for the major elections and offices in Illinois.The book s data are furnished in two ways: Part I offers a summary of the aggregate vote cast for all statewide candidates who received at least 1 percent of the total popular vote, listed by names and political parties. State totals and percentages are provided in this section. Part I also presents the vote totals and percentages of the elections to the House of Representatives organized by congressional districts. Part II furnishes the data by county."
Howard W. Allen is professor of history at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.Vincent A. Lacey is director of the Computer Assisted Instruction and Research Laboratory, College of Liberal Arts, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.