1896 Presidential Election Data Sources
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Popular Vote Data Sources by State
 
Note: There is no federal government agency that is in charge of compiling official Presidential Election popular vote statistics. The individual states are responsible for this function. Below is a list of source from each state from which the 1896 Presidential Election popular vote data was collected.

State Data Source
Alabama
Arkansas Arkansas Secretary of State, "Abstract of Votes Cast for President November 3, 1896," Arkansas Biennial Report of the Secretary of State 1899-1900 (Little Rock: Tunnah & Pittard, Printers, 1896)
California California Secretary of State, comp., "Presidential Electors," Statement of Vote of California for Presidential Electors and Congressmen November 3, 1896 (Sacramento, 1896)
Colorado
Connecticut State of Connecticut Secretary of State, Connecticut State Register and Manual 1902 (Hartford, 1896)
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Idaho Idaho Secretary of State. Election Division, State of Idaho Presidential Vote Cast at the General Election November 3, 1896 (Boise, 1896)
Illinois Illinois Secretary of State, comp., "Vote for President," Official Vote of the State of Illinois Cast at the General Election Held November 3, 1896 (Springfield: Phillips Bros., State Printers, 1896)
Indiana Indiana Secretary of State, "Recapitulation of Vote on Presidential Electors, November Election, 1896," Biennial Report of William D. Owen Secretary of State of the State of Indiana for the Two Years Ending October 31, 1896 (Indianapolis, 1896)
Iowa Iowa Secretary of State, "Vote for President and Vice President by Counties, based upon Vote Cast for Electors at Large," Iowa Official Register 1897 (Des Moines, 1896)
Kansas Kansas Secretary of State, "Statement of Official Vote State of Kansas, 1896," Tenth Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Kansas (Topeka, 1896)
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts Massachusetts, comp., Massachusetts Year Book and City and Town Register June 1, 1897 - June 1, 1898 (Worcester: F.S. Blanchard & Company, 1896)
Michigan Michigan Department of State, comp., "Presidential Vote in Michigan from 1836 to 1912," Michigan Official Directory and Legislative Manual for the Years 1913-1914 (Lansing, 1896)
Minnesota Minnesota Secretary of State, "Official Canvass by the State Board of Canvassers for Presidential Electors, Election Held November 3, 1896," The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota 1897 (St. Paul, 1896)
Mississippi
Missouri Missouri Secretary of State, comp., "Vote for President and Governor, 1896," Official Manual of the State of Missouri for the Years 1897-98 (Jefferson City: Tribune Printing Company, 1896)
Montana
Nebraska Nebraska Legislative Reference Bureau, "Popular Vote by Counties for Presidential Candidates in Nebraska, 1868-1916," The Nebraska Blue Book and Historical Register 1918 (Lincoln, 1896)
Nevada
New Hampshire New Hampshire Department of State, "Vote for Presidential Electors," State of New Hampshire Manual for the General Court 1897 No. 5 (Concord: Edward N. Pearson, 1896)
New Jersey New Jersey, "Number of Votes Received by Each Elector in Each County," Manual of the Legislature of New Jersey 1897 (Trenton, 1896)
New York New York Secretary of State, Manual for the Use of the Legislature of the State of New York for the Year 1897 (Albany, 1896)
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio Ohio Secretary of State, "Vote for Presidential Electors at the Election Held November 3, 1896," Annual Report of the Secretary of State to the Governor of the State of Ohio for the Year Ending November 15, 1896 (Norwalk: The Laning Printing Company, 1896)
Oregon
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Department of General Services, comp., "Official Vote of Pennsylvania for Presidential Electors, 1896," Smull's Legislative Handbook and Manual of the State of Pennsylvania 1897 (Harrisburg: Clarence M. Busch, 1896)
Rhode Island Rhode Island Secretary of State, Rhode Island Manual 1896-1897 (Providence, 1896)
South Carolina
South Dakota South Dakota Secretary of State, comp., "Official Vote of South Dakota by Counties November Election, 1896," South Dakota Legislative Manual 1909 (Pierre: State Publishing Company, 1896)
Tennessee
Texas
Utah Utah Secretary of State, Returns of an Election Held in the State of Utah, Tuesday, November 3rd, A.D. 1896 (Salt Lake City, 1896)
Vermont Vermont Secretary of State, "State of Vermont Canvass of Votes for Electors of President and Vice President," (Rutland, 1896)
Virginia
Washington Washington Secretary of State, "Electors of President and Vice President," Abstract of Votes Polled in the State of Washington, at the General Election Held November 3, 1896 (Olympia, 1896)
West Virginia
Wisconsin Wisconsin, comp., "Comparative Vote for President, 1892-1896, by Counties, with Population," The Blue Book for the State of Wisconsin, for 1897 (Madison, 1896)
Wyoming "General Election - November 3, 1896," Wyoming Historical Blue Book: A Legal and Political History of Wyoming 1868-1943 (Denver: Bradford-Robinson Printing Co., 1896)

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