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  ABOUT OUR CAMPAIGNS

OurCampaigns is a comprehensive political data resource whose mission is to collect and make available information about all official elections, historical, current and ongoing. Our primary focus is on the United States, but we also intend to collect all international election data as well.

This data includes not only the election results themselves, but also information and photos on the candidates, polls, advertisements, endorsements, finance reports, predictions, the most important news items, district maps and data and mapping of what detailed data is available.

OurCampaigns has been a work in progress since 2002. We are a collaboration with our trusted users who have access to a large variety of tools to help enter and maintain the data. We always need more help with our enormous task, so if you want to contribute please sign up for an account and after a short time of contributing you will get access to the systems. We appreciate it very much.


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Site Data Statistics
Type Number Download
Members 10,741 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Containers 139,023 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Races 419,921 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Race Members 1,160,099 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Candidates 480,439 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
Polls 57,435 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
Poll Results 219,195 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
Polling Firms 1,673 0 1
Ad Videos 5,617
Endorsements 137,058 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27
Finance Reports 4,229 0 1 2 3 4
Maps 8,748
Map Locations 81,775
Precincts 279,443
Issues 322 0
Parties 9,702 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
News Items 92,844 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Books 1,412 0 1
Links 3,776 0 1 2 3
Leaning Predictions 268,835 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
% Predictions 44,643 0 1 2 3 4
Site Polls 6,045
Messages 23,865


Data Entry To-Do
Suggested Date Suggested By Description
Mar 13, 2020 10:28am RP Add current Municipality Maps
Mar 13, 2020 10:19am RP Add Incorporation Dates, Websites, Images for Counties and Cities
Mar 13, 2020 10:18am RP Add Historical Population for Counties and Cities
Aug 05, 2019 09:39pm RP Current County-Level offices and race-results
Oct 19, 2017 02:30pm RP Populate FEC Committee data
Jul 17, 2017 03:31pm RP Set up historical counties
Sep 25, 2012 10:52am RP Enter Ad Videos
Apr 16, 2012 11:21pm RP Set GDP for all Countries and States/Provinces
Apr 16, 2012 11:19pm RP Set or Update Population for all Countries and States/Provinces
Apr 04, 2012 02:35pm RP Reduce Polygon Map Files Sizes
Jun 06, 2011 04:00pm RP Add Lat/Lon Coordinates for all State House District Maps 1993-2003
Jun 06, 2011 03:59pm RP Add Lat/Lon Coordinates for all State Senate District Maps 1993-2003
Apr 22, 2011 06:12pm RP Add Lat/Lon Coordinates for all State House District Maps 2013-2023
Apr 22, 2011 06:11pm RP Add Lat/Lon Coordinates for all State Senate District Maps 2013-2023
Apr 22, 2011 06:10pm RP Add Lat/Lon Coordinates for all US House District Maps 2013-2023
Oct 01, 2010 11:48am RP Add Presidential Results for Congressional Districts
Jul 23, 2010 08:08pm RP Set Polygon Coords for all counties (non-latitude/longitude)
Jul 23, 2010 12:03pm RP Add Household data in DMAs


Programming Changes/Suggestions
Completed Description
Jul 10, 2020 03:12pm Polling Firm Default Contact Type
Jun 30, 2020 04:24pm Ad Videos on Media Pages
May 27, 2020 12:05pm Video on Edit Page
May 08, 2020 03:43pm Add Source field to MapImage
Apr 21, 2020 10:16pm "Other" Candidate Gender additon