header image


Data on International Election Monitoring: Three global datasets on election quality, election events and international election observation

To download data files, please visit ICPSR at the following link


If you have problems accessing the data at ICPSR, please contact them at the user support link (http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/shared/ICPSR/help/index) or their electronic mail address (netmail@icpsr.umich.edu) or via phone at  734-647-2200

Please cite my book, Monitoring Democracy: When International Election Observation Works and Why it Often Fails, Princeton University Press, 2012, if you use the data. The book also has information on the data in the appendix.


Quality of Elections Data (QED)

This data set codes the quality of national level legislative and presidential elections in 172 countries from 1978 to 2004.

Data on International Election Monitoring (DIEM)

This data set codes the assessment and activities of international election monitoring organizations to national level legislative and presidential elections in 108 countries from 1980 to 2004.

Supplementary Election Data

This dataset includes supplementary information on all direct presidential and legislative elections in 182 countries from 1975 to 2004.

Please read the following article for more information about the data:

Kelley, Judith and Kolev, Kiril. “Election Quality and International Observation 1975-2004: Two New Datasets” (October 19, 2010). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1694654.

Responses -


My name as Patience Squire, i am a postgraduate political science student in Ghana. I am currently working on my thesis on new media and election observation in Ghana, and would like to know how i can access to the files on election monitoring.

I would really appreciate any assistance provided. Thank you.

Very interesting project. When one clicks on Quality of Elections Data (QED) link above it is quite impossible to open the pdf that downloads. Please take a look at that!

Hmm, I can do it no problem. If you want to give me your email I can email you a copy,

I simply wanted to compose a quick remark in order to say thanks to you for these stunning ways you are posting on this website. My particularly long internet look up has finally been recognized with pleasant details to share with my pals. I ‘d tell you that many of us readers are very fortunate to live in a decent website with many special professionals with valuable advice. I feel rather privileged to have used the web page and look forward to really more excellent moments reading here. Thanks a lot once more for all the details.

I agree with many of the above comments. Great post also!

Excellent blog right here! Additionally your web site rather a lot up fast! What host are you using? Can I get your affiliate hyperlink in your host? I desire my web site loaded up as quickly as yours lol


I think your post was totally to the point and very interesting. I will enjoy coming back to
you site and reading more.


Hi there, just became aware of your blog through Google, and found that it is really informative. I’m gonna watch out for brussels. I will be grateful if you continue this in future. Many people will be benefited from your writing. Cheers!

Hello there, I discovered your web site via Google even as searching for a comparable topic, your web site came up, it appears to be like good. I have bookmarked it in my google bookmarks.

Hello there! I just want to give a huge thumbs up for the fantastic information you have here on this article. I will be coming back to your website for more shortly.

The root of your writing while sounding agreeable in the beginning, did not really settle properly with me after some time. Someplace throughout the paragraphs you were able to make me a believer unfortunately only for a short while. I however have a problem with your leaps in assumptions and one would do nicely to help fill in those gaps. In the event you can accomplish that, I could definitely end up being fascinated.

A bit more specificity would be helpful.

There is definitely a big demand in this area. I think people really need to take advantage of this. DO not pass this up.

I wanted to make a simple message to be able to appreciate you for some of the superb facts you are giving on this site. My time consuming internet lookup has at the end of the day been paid with extremely good information to share with my close friends. I would repeat that we site visitors are very endowed to exist in a remarkable site with very many brilliant professionals with helpful solutions. I feel extremely lucky to have seen the web pages and look forward to tons of more brilliant minutes reading here. Thank you once more for all the details.

Nice Security Camera Submit looking forward to following it more.

Hello I am so delighted I found your web site, I really found you by mistake, while I was searching on Askjeeve for something else, Nonetheless I am here now and would just like to say cheers for a tremendous post and a all round exciting blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to go through it all at the moment but I have book-marked it and also included your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read much more, Please do keep up the awesome work. Peace, Pamela

There is definately a great deal to find out about this topic. I love all of the points you have made.

I pay a quick visit day-to-day some websites and blogs to read content, except this blog
provides feature based articles.

You’re so interesting! I don’t suppose I’ve read something like this before. So great to find another person with unique thoughts on this issue. Really.. thanks for starting this up. This web site is something that is needed on the internet, someone with a little originality!

Great post and looking forward to reading more. Thanks.

Enormously educational thanks, I do believe your visitors will likely want further blog posts similar to this maintain the excellent effort.

Hey I really enjoyed reading your blog . The information were really usefull . Thank you very much

Hey I really enjoyed reading your blog .

I all the time used to read article in news papers but now as I am a user
of internet so from now I am using net for content, thanks to

I am a PhD candidate at the Political Science Dept, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. My dissertation title is: The Politics of International Election Monitoring in Nigeria’s Fourth Republic (1999-2007). I will appreciate it if you can provide any assistance in term of materials and useful advice. Thank you.

the articles are easy to read and informative well done i enjoyed it! keep up the great work

the articles are easy to read and informative well

Hi, thanks for pointing the amazing Ubuntu release. This is one of the coolest releases and i have it installed on my rig at home. the only issue is buggy ati driver.

am really ready to work with you i live in Mugdishu somalia

Leave a response -

Your response: