By clicking the following links, you find past election information from a variety of sources.
Past Candidate and Election Information
- Secretary of State Archive of Past Election Information 2014
- NARA – What is the Electoral College?
- CAWP – he Center for American Women and Politics is part of the Eagleton Institute of Politics(link is external), a respected education, research and public service unit of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
U.S. Election & Voting Resources
NARA – U.S. Voting & Election Resources – The Office of the Federal Register does not have official ties to these web sites and is not responsible for their content or maintaining their existence on the Internet.
Frequently Asked Questions from Archives.gov about elections and Candidates
- Why do we have the Electoral College?
- What proposals have been made to change the Electoral College system?
- How does the Electoral College process work in my state?
- What are the responsibilities of the Electors in the Electoral College process?
- What are the qualifications to be an Elector?
- Who selects the Electors?
- Must Electors vote for the candidate who won their state’s popular vote?
- May I attend the meeting of my State’s Electors to watch them vote?
- Is there an online source listing the names and voting records of presidential electors for all previous presidential elections back to 1789?
- Who verifies if a candidate is qualified to run for President?
- What happens if the President-elect fails to qualify before inauguration?
- What happens if a candidate dies or becomes incapacitated?
- How is it possible for the electoral vote to produce a different result than the nation-wide popular vote?
- What is the difference between the winner-takes-all rule and proportional voting, and which states follow which rule?
- What happens if no presidential candidate gets 270 Electoral votes?
- What would happen if two candidates tied in a state’s popular vote, or if there was a dispute as to the winner?
- What impact does a candidate’s concession speech have on the Electoral College process?
- How many times has the Vice President been chosen by the U.S. Senate?
- What are the responsibilities of Congress in the Electoral College process?
- Can electoral votes be contested when Congress counts the votes in January?
- What role does the Office of the Federal Register play in Electoral College process?
- How does the Office of the Federal Register preserve the Certificates?
- I am serving overseas in the U.S. military. How do I cast my vote in this year’s Presidential election?
- Can citizens of U.S. Territories vote for President?
- I believe there might be voter registration fraud happening in my area. Where should I report my concerns?