The Constituency-Level Elections Archive (CLEA) is a repository of detailed election results at the constituency level for lower house legislative elections from around the world. Our motivation is to preserve and consolidate these valuable data in one comprehensive and reliable resource that is ready for analysis and publicly available at no cost. This public good is expected to be of use to a range of audiences for research, education, and policy-making.
For more information about CLEA, please visit the About Us page.
CLEA was selected to receive the 2012 Lijphart/Przeworski/Verba Data Set Award for the best data set in comparative politics.
The co-directors of the CLEA project are:
Ken Kollman, University of Michigan
Allen Hicken, University of Michigan
Daniele Caramani, University of St. Gallen
David Backer, University of Maryland
Project Manager is Jill Wittrock of the Center for Political Studies, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan.
CLEA is grateful for support received from the National Science Foundation, the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy, the Center for Political Studies, the Institute for Social Research, and the University of Michigan Office of Research and to the many contributors who provide election results and expertise.