1956 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 1956 Presidential Election popular vote data was collected.

State Data Source
Alabama State of Alabama Department of Archives and History, "Alabama Election Statistics Recapitulation Sheet, General Election, November 6, 1956," Alabama Official and Statistical Register 1963 (Mongomery: Walker Printing Company, 1956)
Arizona Arizona Secretary of State, Official Canvass General Election - November 6, 1956 (Phoenix, 1956)
Arkansas Arkansas Secretary of State, comp., November 6, 1956 Presidential Electors (Little Rock, 1956)
California California Secretary of State, comp., "For Presidential Electors," State of California Statement of Vote General Election November 5, 1956 (Sacramento, 1956)
Colorado Colorado Secretary of State, comp., State of Colorado Abstract of Votes Cast at the ... General Election Held on the Sixth Day of November A.D., 1956 ... (Denver, 1956)
Connecticut State of Connecticut, comp., "Vote for President of the United States, United States Senator, and U.S. Representative at Large - November 6, 1956," State of Connecticut Public Document No. 26 Statement of Vote General Election November 6, 1956 (Hartford, 1956)
Delaware Delaware Secretary of State, "Vote by Counties - Election of 1956," Delaware State Manual 1960 (Dover, 1956)
Florida Florida Department of State. Division of Elections, comp., Tabulation of Official Votes Cast in the General Election November 6, 1956 (Tallahassee, 1956)
Georgia Georgia Secretary of State, Official State of Georgia Tabulation by Counties for Presidential Electors ... General Election November 6, 1956 (Atlanta, 1956)
Idaho Idaho Secretary of State. Election Division, State of Idaho Presidential Vote Cast at the General Election November 6, 1956 (Boise, 1956)
Illinois Illinois Office of the Secretary of State, "Vote for President - November 6, 1956," Official Vote of the State of Illinois Cast at the General Election November 6, 1956 (Springfield, 1956)
Indiana Indiana Secretary of State, "General Election Returns November 6, 1956 President," General Election Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Indiana 1956 (Indianapolis, 1956)
Iowa Iowa Secretary of State, iss., State of Iowa Canvass of the Vote General Election November 6, 1956 (Des Moines: State of Iowa, 1956)
Kansas Kansas Secretary of State, "General Election, November 6, 1956 For Electors of President and Vice President," Fortieth Biennial Report of the Secretary of State 1955-56 (Topeka: Ferd Voiland, Jr. State Printer, 1956)
Kentucky Kentucky Secretary of State, Official Tabulation of Votes Cast at the General Election in Kentucky on November 6, 1956, for the Nominees for the Office of President and Vice President (Frankfurt, 1956)
Louisiana Louisiana Secretary of State, Election Returns for Electors for President and Vice-President of the United States General Election, November 6, 1956 (Baton Rouge, 1956)
Maine Maine Department of the Secretary of State. Bureau of Corporations, Elections, and Commissions, State of Maine Presidential Election ** November 6, 1956 (Augusta, 1956)
Maryland Maryland State Board of Elections, "For President of the United States," General Election Returns - November 6, 1956 (Annapolis, 1956)
Massachusetts Massachusetts Secretary of State, "Presidential Electors of President and Vice President," Public Document #43, Massachusetts Election Statistics 1956 (Boston, 1956)
Michigan Michigan Department of State, "Official Canvass of Votes, General Election November 6, 1956 President of the United States," Official Directory and Legislative Manual 1957-1958 (Lansing, 1956)
Minnesota Minnesota Secretary of State, Report of the State Canvassing Board General Election November 6, 1956 (St. Paul, 1956)
Mississippi Mississippi Secretary of State, "Regular Election Held in the State of Mississippi Tuesday, November 6, 1956," Mississippi Official and Statistical Register 1956-1960 (Jackson, 1956)
Missouri Missouri Secretary of State, "General Election Returns Vote for President, By Counties, at General Election November 6, 1956," State of Missouri Official Manual for the Years 1957-1958 (Jefferson City, 1956)
Montana Montana Secretary of State, Official Montana General Election Returns November 6, 1956 (Helena, 1956)
Nebraska Nebraska Secretary of State, comp., Official Report of the Board of State Canvassers of the State of Nebraska General Election Held November 6, 1956 (Lincoln, 1956)
Nevada Nevada Secretary of State, Official Returns of General Election Held November 6, 1956 (Carson City, 1956)
New Hampshire New Hampshire Department of State, "General Election November 6, 1956 For Electors of President and Vice-President," State of New Hampshire Manual for the General Court 1957 No. 35 (Concord, 1956)
New Jersey New Jersey Secretary of State, "Votes Cast for President and Vice-President of the United States," State of New Jersey Result of the General Election Held November 6th, 1956 (Trenton, 1956)
New Mexico New Mexico State Canvassing Board, Canvass of Returns of General Election Held November 6, 1956 State of New Mexico (Santa Fe, 1956)
New York New York State Department of State, "Presidential Vote, New York State By Counties, November 6, 1956," Manual for the Use of the Legislature of the State of New York 1957 (Albany, 1956)
North Carolina North Carolina Secretary of State, "Vote for President by Counties 1948-1968," North Carolina Manual 1969 (Raleigh, 1956)
North Dakota North Dakota Secretary of State, Official Abstract of Votes Cast at the General Election Held November 6, 1956 (Bismarck, 1956)
Ohio Ohio Secretary of State, Ohio Election Statistics Election and Registration Statistics General Election, 1965 (Cleveland, 1956)
Oklahoma Oklahoma Department of Libraries, Directory of Oklahoma 1989-1990 State Almanac (Oklahoma City, 1956)
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 Sixth Day of November, A.D. 1956, for Candidates for Presidential Electors ... (Salem, 1956)
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Department of Property and Supplies, "Presidential and Vice-Presidential Electors General Election November 6, 1956," The Pennsylvania Manual 1957-1958 (Harrisburg, 1956)
Rhode Island Rhode Island Board of Elections, "Vote by Counties for Presidential Electors," Official Count of the Ballots Cast ... at the Election Tuesday, November 6, 1956 (Providence, 1956)
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 6, 1956," Supplemental Report of the Secretary of State to the General Assembly of South Carolina Election November 6, 1956 (Columbia, 1956)
South Dakota South Dakota Secretary of State, comp., "Presidential Electors," Official Election Returns for South Dakota General Election November 6, 1956 (Pierre, 1956)
Tennessee
Texas Texas Secretary of State, The State of Texas General Election, November 6, 1956, President and Vice President (Austin, 1956)
Utah Utah, Abstract of the Returns of the General Election Held in the State of Utah, Tuesday, November 6, 1956 (Salt Lake City, 1956)
Vermont Vermont Secretary of State, "Votes for Federal Officers and Presidential Electors General Election, Nov. 6, 1956," Vermont Legislative Directory and State Manual Biennial Session 1957 (Montpelier, 1956)
Virginia Virginia Secretary of State Board of Elections, comp., Statement of the Vote for President and Vice-President General Election Tuesday, November 6, 1956 (Richmond, 1956)
Washington Washington Secretary of State, comp., "Presidential Candidates," Official Abstract of Votes State General Election November 6, 1956 (Olympia, 1956)
West Virginia West Virginia Secretary of State, "Vote for President of the United States," General Election Returns, 1956 (Charleston, 1956)
Wisconsin Wisconsin Legislative Reference Library, comp., "Vote for President and Vice President by Counties November 6, 1956," The Wisconsin Blue Book 1958 (Madison, 1956)
Wyoming Wyoming Secretary of State, comp., "Summary - Official Vote - General Election, November 6, 1956," 1957 Wyoming Official Directory and 1956 Election Returns (Cheyenne, 1956)

National Results for 1956

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