Indian Election Data
As part of my dissertation work I put together data on the electoral returns for all of India’s national and state elections since 1961. The data was based on the PDF reports available from the Election Commission of India, but was scraped, parsed, and cleaned. A full version of the election data 1961-2015 (wide format) is part of the replication files for my article “Competing Inequalities?”  (Government and Opposition, 2016).

The election datasets are now being updated by the Trivedi Centre for Political Data at Ashoka University and are publicly available (long format) at the Lok Dhaba interface. The national elections also form part of  The Constituency-Level Elections Archive (CLEA).

Polling-Station Level (Form-20) Data

More information coming soon.

GIS shapefiles for India’s electoral constituencies

More information coming soon.

Replication materials for publications

Francesca R. Jensenius (2017). Social Justice through Inclusion: The Consequences of Electoral Quotas in India. Oxford University Press (replication material).

Francesca R. Jensenius (2016). “Competing Inequalities? On the Intersection of Gender and Ethnicity in Candidate Nominations in Indian Elections.” Government and Opposition, vol 51, no. 3, pp. 440-463 (replication material).

Francesca Refsum Jensenius (2015). “Development from Representation? A Study of Quotas for Scheduled Castes in India.”  American Economic Journal: Applied Economics,  vol 7, no. 3 pp. 1-26 (replication material).

Francesca R. Jensenius  and Pavithra Suryanarayan (2015).“Fragmentation and Decline in India’s State Assemblies: A review 1967-2007.” Asian Survey, vol. 55, no. 5, pp. 862–881 (replication data).

Chhibber, Pradeep, Francesca Refsum Jensenius and Pavithra Suryanarayan (2014). “Party Organization and Party Proliferation in India,” Party Politics, vol. 20, no. 4, pp. 489-505 (replication datareplication code).

Francesca Refsum Jensenius (2013). “Was the Delimitation Commission Unfair to Muslims?” Studies in Indian Politicsvol. 1, no. 2, pp. 213–229 (replication material).