1940 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 1940 Presidential Election popular vote data was collected.

State Data Source
Alabama State of Alabama Department of Archives and History, "1940 General Election - Nov. 5 Presidential Electors," Alabama Official and Statistical Register 1943 (Wetumpka: Wetumpka Printing Co., 1940)
Arizona Arizona Secretary of State, Returns General Election Nov. 5, 1940 (Phoenix, 1940)
Arkansas
California California Secretary of State, comp., "Presidential Electors," State of California Statement of Vote General Election November 5, 1940 (Sacramento, 1940)
Colorado Colorado Secretary of State, comp., State of Colorado Abstract of Votes Cast at the ... General Election Held on the Fifth Day of November A.D., 1940 ... (Denver, 1940)
Connecticut State of Connecticut, comp., "Summary - Vote for President of the United States, ..., November 5, 1940," State of Connecticut Public Document No. 26 Statement of Vote General Election November 5, 1940 (Hartford, 1940)
Delaware
Florida
Georgia Georgia Department of Archives and History, comp., "Vote for Presidential Electors November 5, 1940," Georgia's Official Register 1939-1941-1943 (Atlanta, 1940)
Idaho Idaho Secretary of State. Election Division, State of Idaho Presidential Vote Cast at the General Election November 5, 1940 (Boise, 1940)
Illinois Illinois Office of the Secretary of State, "Vote for President - Nov. 5, 1940," Official Vote of the State of Illinois Cast at the General Election November 5, 1940 (Springfield, 1940)
Indiana Indiana Division of Accounting and Statistics, "General Election Returns November 5, 1940 Presidential Electors at Large," Year Book of the State of Indiana for the Year 1940 (Indianapolis, 1940)
Iowa
Kansas Kansas Secretary of State, "General Election, November 5, 1940 For President and Vice President," Thirty-second Biennial Report of the Secretary of State 1939-1940 (Topeka: Kansas State Printing Plant, 1940)
Kentucky Kentucky State Board of Elections, General Election Held November 5, 1940 Presidential Electors (Ledger) (Frankfurt, 1940)
Louisiana Louisiana Secretary of State, Election Returns for Electors for President and Vice-President of the United States (Baton Rouge, 1940)
Maine
Maryland Maryland Secretary of State, "Maryland General Election Returns November 5, 1940," Maryland Manual 1940-41 (Annapolis, 1940)
Massachusetts Massachusetts Secretary of State, "Presidential Electors of President and Vice President," Public Document #43 1940 (Boston, 1940)
Michigan Michigan Department of State, "Official Canvass of Votes, Election November 5, 1940 President of the United States," Michigan Official Directory and Legislative Manual 1941-1942 (Lansing, 1940)
Minnesota Minnesota Secretary of State, "Vote by Counties of Presidential Electors," The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota 1941 (St. Paul, 1940)
Mississippi Mississippi Secretary of State, "Vote for Presidential Electors, November 5, 1940," Mississippi Blue Book Biennial Report of the Secretary of State to the Legislature of Mississippi July 1, 1939 to July 1, 1941 (Jackson, 1940)
Missouri Missouri Secretary of State, "General Election Returns Vote for President, By Counties, at General Election November 5, 1940," State of Missouri Official Manual for the Years 1941-1942 (Jefferson City, 1940)
Montana Montana Secretary of State, Official Montana General Election Returns November 5, 1940 (Helena, 1940)
Nebraska Nebraska Secretary of State, comp., Official Report of the Nebraska State Canvassing Board General Election Held November 5, 1940 (Lincoln, 1940)
Nevada Nevada Secretary of State, comp., State of Nevada Official Returns of the Election of November, 1940 (Carson City, 1940)
New Hampshire New Hampshire Department of State, State of New Hampshire Manual for the General Court 1941 No. 27 (Concord, 1940)
New Jersey New Jersey, "Average Vote Cast for Electors - 1940," Manual of the Legislature of New Jersey 1941 (Trenton, 1940)
New Mexico New Mexico Secretary of State, "Canvass of Returns of Election Held November 5, 1940 State of New Mexico," The New Mexico Blue Book State Official Register 1941-1942 (Santa Fe, 1940)
New York New York, "Vote, New York State, By Counties, November 5, 1940 For Highest Elector for President and Vice President," The New York Red Book 1941 (Albany, 1940)
North Carolina North Carolina Secretary of State, "Vote for President by Counties 1928-1948," North Carolina Manual 1949 (Raleigh, 1940)
North Dakota North Dakota Secretary of State, comp., "Official Abstract of Votes Cast at the General Election Held November 5, 1940," Compilation of Election Returns National and State 1930 - 1944 (Bismarck, 1940)
Ohio Ohio Secretary of State, Ohio Election Statistics The General Election Held on the Second Day of November 1948 (Cleveland, 1940)
Oklahoma Oklahoma State Election Board, comp., Directory of the State of Oklahoma 1949 (Oklahoma City, 1940)
Oregon Oregon Secretary of State, Abstract of Votes Cast in the several counties in the State of Oregon at the Regular General Election held on the Fifth Day of November, A.D. 1940, for Candidates for Presidential Electors ... (Salem, 1940)
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Bureau of Publications, "Votes Cast for Presidential Electors at General Election, November 5, 1940," The Pennsylvania Manual 1941 (Harrisburg, 1940)
Rhode Island Rhode Island Secretary of State, "Presidential Election, November 5, 1940 Vote of Rhode Island by Cities and Towns," Rhode Island Manual 1941-1942 (Providence, 1940)
South Carolina South Carolina Secretary of State, "Statement of the Whole Number of Votes Cast for Presidential and Vice-Presidential Electors at the General Election Held in South Carolina, on November 5th, 1940," Supplemental Report of the Secretary of State to the General Assembly of South Carolina Election Nov. 5, 1940 (Columbia, 1940)
South Dakota South Dakota Secretary of State, comp., "Presidential Electors," Official Election Returns for South Dakota General Election November 5, 1940 (Pierre, 1940)
Tennessee
Texas
Utah Utah Secretary of State, Abstract of the Returns of an Election Held in the State of Utah, Tuesday, November 5, A.D. 1940 (Salt Lake City, 1940)
Vermont Vermont Secretary of State, "Presidential Election, 1940," Vermont Legislative Directory Biennial Session 1941 (Montpelier, 1940)
Virginia Virginia Secretary of State Board of Elections, Statement of the Whole Number of Votes Cast in the Counties and Cities of Virginia for Electors of President and Vice-President, at the General Election Held on November 5th, 1940 (Richmond, 1940)
Washington Washington Secretary of State, comp., "Presidential Candidates," Abstract of Votes Polled in the State of Washington at ... General Election, Nov. 5, 1940 (Olympia, 1940)
West Virginia West Virginia Secretary of State, "Vote for President of the United States," General Election Returns, 1940 (Charleston, 1940)
Wisconsin Wisconsin Legislative Reference Library, comp., "Summary Vote for President by Counties November 1940," The Wisconsin Blue Book 1942 (Madison, 1940)
Wyoming Wyoming Secretary of State, comp., "Total Vote by Counties, General Election, November 5, 1940," 1941 Wyoming Official Directory and 1940 Election Returns (Casper: Prairie Publishing Co., 1940)

National Results for 1940

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