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Introducing NHPR's Election Database

New Hampshire Public Radio has released a new, comprehensive database of New Hampshire election results dating back to 1970, up and down the ballot. Unveiled on the cusp of the state’s First in the Nation Presidential Primary, it's a unique analytic tool to help users understand New Hampshire politics, past and present. 

From the primary, to statewide gubernatorial and congressional elections, to county-level offices and the legislature, the database includes the results of every race, along with vote counts, at the individual town, city and ward level. The results are free and fully searchable by the public.

Click hereto explore the database.

We've already gotten started experimenting with the database, to see what kind of new analysis is possible, including:

NHPR’s news team will be tapping the database for coverage of the 2016 elections to create stories, interactive maps, and data visualizations. We will update the results after every election cycle to keep the data as current as possible.
The database technology is powered by ElectionStats, a voting statistics archive and publishing platform. ElectionStats is a product of Civera Software, a Boston-based web software company whose mission is to “build the online infrastructure of civic intelligence.” Civera also led the digitization effort, which involved accurately extracting data from over 6,500 pages and 23 editions of the Secretary of State’s political almanac, the New Hampshire Manual for the General Court.

Sara Plourde

The database is part of NHPR’s State of Democracy initiative, a multi-platform enterprise journalism unit that focuses on the impact of politics and public policy on the lives of the people of New Hampshire and beyond. The State of Democracy app is currently available for Apple devices and can be downloaded through the iTunes store

Click hereto explore the database.

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