1972 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 1972 Presidential Election popular vote data was collected.

State Data Source
Alabama State of Alabama Department of Archives and History, "General Election November 7, 1972," Alabama Official and Statistical Register 1975 (Montgomery, 1972)
Alaska Alaska, "General Election November 7, 1972," State of Alaska Official Returns by Election Precinct General Election November 7, 1972 (Juneau, 1972)
Arizona Arizona Secretary of State, State of Arizona Official Canvass General Election - November 7, 1972 (Phoenix, 1972)
Arkansas Arkansas Secretary of State, comp., 1972 General Election President of the United States November 7, 1972 Revised Tabulation Official Vote December 22, 1972 (Little Rock, 1972)
California California Secretary of State, comp., Statement of Vote General Election November 7, 1972 (Sacramento, 1972)
Colorado Colorado Secretary of State, Abstract of Votes Cast at a General Election Held on Tuesday, November 7, A.D. 1972 (Denver, 1972)
Connecticut State of Connecticut, comp., "Vote for President of the United States, November 7, 1972," State of Connecticut Public Document No. 26 Statement of Vote General Election November 7, 1972 (Hartford, 1972)
Delaware State of Delaware Department of Elections, State of Delaware Official Results of Presidential Election and Statewide Offices November 7, 1972 (Dover, 1972)
District of Columbia Clerk of the House of Representatives, comp., Statistics of the Presidential and Congressional Election of November 7, 1972 (Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1972)
Florida Florida Department of State. Division of Elections, November 7, 1972 President and Vice President (Tallahassee, 1972)
Georgia Georgia Secretary of State, Official State of Georgia Tabulation by Counties for Presidential Electors ... General Election November 7, 1972 (Atlanta, 1972)
Hawaii
Idaho Idaho Secretary of State. Election Division, State of Idaho Presidential Vote Cast at the General Election November 7, 1972 (Boise, 1972)
Illinois Illinois Office of the Secretary of State, State of Illinois Official Vote Cast at the General Election, November 7, 1972 (Springfield, 1972)
Indiana Indiana Secretary of State, "President and Vice President," General Election Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Indiana 1972 (Indianapolis, 1972)
Iowa Iowa Secretary of State, State of Iowa Canvass of the Vote General Election November 7, 1972 (Des Moines: State of Iowa, 1972)
Kansas Kansas Secretary of State, "General Election, November 7, 1972 For President and Vice President," Election Statistics (Topeka, 1972)
Kentucky Kentucky Secretary of State, Statement of the Official Vote of Kentucky General Election Held Tuesday, November 7, 1972 (Frankfurt, 1972)
Louisiana Louisiana Secretary of State, Election Returns for Electors for President and Vice-President of the United States (Baton Rouge, 1972)
Maine Maine Department of the Secretary of State. Bureau of Corporations, Elections, and Commissions, State of Maine General Election November 7, 1972 President and Vice President (Augusta, 1972)
Maryland Maryland State Board of Elections, "For President of the United States," Maryland General Election Returns - November 7, 1972 (Annapolis, 1972)
Massachusetts Massachusetts Secretary of State, "Presidential Electors of President and Vice President," Public Document #43, Massachusetts Election Statistics 1972 (Boston, 1972)
Michigan Michigan Department of Administration, "Official Canvass of Votes, General Election President and Vice President of the United States," Michigan Manual 1973-1974 (Lansing, 1972)
Minnesota Minnesota Secretary of State, "Returns of General Election in State of Minnesota, November 7, 1972," The Minnesota Legislative Manual 1973-1974 (St. Paul, 1972)
Mississippi Mississippi Secretary of State, "General Election November 7, 1972," Mississippi Official and Statistical Register 1972-1976 (Jackson, 1972)
Missouri Missouri Secretary of State, "General Election Returns Vote for President, By Counties, at General Election November 7, 1972," Official Manual State of Missouri 1973-1974 (Jefferson City, 1972)
Montana Montana Secretary of State, Report of the Official Canvass of the Vote Cast at the General Election Held in the State of Montana, November 7, 1972 (Helena, 1972)
Nebraska Nebraska Secretary of State, comp., Official Report of the Board of State Canvassers of the State of Nebraska General Election Held November 7, 1972 (Lincoln, 1972)
Nevada Nevada Secretary of State, Official Returns of General Election Held November 7, 1972 (Carson City, 1972)
New Hampshire New Hampshire Department of State, "General Election November 7, 1972 For Electors of President and Vice President," State of New Hampshire Manual for the General Court 1973 No. 43 (Concord, 1972)
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 7th, 1972 (Trenton, 1972)
New Mexico New Mexico State Canvassing Board, Canvass of Returns of General Election Held on November 7, 1972 - State of New Mexico (Santa Fe, 1972)
New York New York State Department of State, "Presidential Vote, New York State By Counties, November 7, 1972," Manual for the Use of the Legislature of the State of New York 1973 (Albany, 1972)
North Carolina North Carolina Secretary of State, "Vote for President by Counties 1972," North Carolina Manual 1973 (Raleigh, 1972)
North Dakota North Dakota Secretary of State, Official Abstract of Votes Cast at the General Election Held November 7, 1972 (Bismarck, 1972)
Ohio Ohio Secretary of State, Ohio Election Statistics Election and Registration Statistics General Election, 1972 (Cleveland, 1972)
Oklahoma Oklahoma State Election Board, Official Returns General Election, November 7, 1972 Presidential Electors (Oklahoma City, 1972)
Oregon Oregon Secretary of State. Elections Division, comp., Official Abstract of Votes General Election 1972 (Salem, 1972)
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Department of State. Bureau of Commissions, Elections and Legislation, President & Vice President of the United States General Election November 7, 1972 (Harrisburg, 1972)
Rhode Island Rhode Island Board of Elections, "Vote by Counties for Presidential Electors," Official Count of the Ballots Cast ... at the Election Tuesday, November 7, 1972 (Providence, 1972)
South Carolina South Carolina State Election Commission, "South Carolina Votes Cast in General Election Held in South Carolina November 7, 1972," Report of the South Carolina State Election Commission for the Period Ending June 30, 1973 (Columbia, 1972)
South Dakota South Dakota Secretary of State, comp., "Presidential Electors," Official Election Returns by Counties for the State of South Dakota General Election November 7, 1972 (Pierre, 1972)
Tennessee Tennessee Secretary of State, General Election - November 7, 1972 President and Vice President - United States of America (Nashville, 1972)
Texas Texas Secretary of State. Elections Division, Official Returns United States President and Vice President General Election - November 7, 1972 (Austin, 1972)
Utah Utah, Abstract of the Returns of the General Election Held in the State of Utah (Salt Lake City, 1972)
Vermont Vermont Secretary of State, Canvass of Votes for Presidential Electors General Election - November 7, 1972 (Rutland, 1972)
Virginia Virginia State Board of Elections, comp., Commonwealth of Virginia Official Election Results 1972 for President and Vice President ... in the General Election, November 7, 1972 ... (Richmond, 1972)
Washington Washington Secretary of State, comp., "Presidential Candidates," Abstract of Votes Presidential and State General Election Held on November 7, 1972 (Olympia, 1972)
West Virginia West Virginia Secretary of State, "Vote for President of the United States," General Election Returns, 1972 (Charleston, 1972)
Wisconsin Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau, comp., "General Election, November 7, 1972 Vote for President and Vice President By County," State of Wisconsin 1973 Blue Book (Madison, 1972)
Wyoming Wyoming Secretary of State, comp., "Official Vote - General Election, November 7, 1972," 1973 Wyoming Official Directory and 1972 Election Returns (Cheyenne: Unicover Graphics Corporation, 1972)

National Results for 1972

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