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get the number of register voters per county

Hello I am new to getting data from the Census. Could use some help. I have now all the states register voters. Now I need to pull register voters for all US counties for an app I am building

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Submitted by Community Member 1 year ago

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  1. the http://www.census.gov/developers/ site has an example (example 3) where all the counties are returned for California. You can use that to format your new request.

    1 year ago
  2. Community Member Idea Submitter

    Thanks for the responce. I can get the counties, but I was hoping that the AIP would have a request for getting Register Voters (RV) per county.Is there a API call for this information? Does the Census bureau keep data on RV totals per county?

    I have seen RV data totals per state but can't seem to dig up anything by counties.

    1 year ago
  3. I don't think we do for ACS.

    1 year ago
  4. It doesn't appear that the API currently has data on Registered Voters in either Decennial or ACS.

    1 year ago
  5. Community Member Idea Submitter

    Well I now have a database with all the Register voter totals per county per state except Mississippi. I did it the hard way. I do hope there will be a better way when it comes time to update.

    The ACS API works very nice for the other demographics I needed. I used the file_get_contents function then jason_decode function in php it seems to work fast. I know I could use curl but for light weight and ajax calls this works nice.

    1 year ago
  6. I am curious as to if another data set may help you if added to the API.

    The data located at this link seems to have some information that may be helpful. If it does please suggest it be added to the API.

    http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/socdemo/voting/

    1 year ago
  7. The Current Population Survey has data on voter registration, but the sample design is intended for state-level estimates only.

    1 year ago
  8. Indeed but the same dataset is still available inside Data Ferret (created by the same people maintaining the API) http://TheDataWeb.rm.census.gov and if this is to be added to the API then what is available at this link would, in theory, be available in the API.

    1 year ago