Elections Dutch Lower Chamber 1848-1918

Compiled by Ron de Jong

Ever since direct elections have been held in the Netherlands for representative institutions, the results have been an important yardstick to measure political interactions within the country.

Results of elections held in the 20th century are relatively easy to trace, but for the 19th century this is much more difficult. The project aims to address this problem and thus provide researchers with a tool that can serve not only as a work of reference, but which can also help them to analyse and interpret the election results. The publication contains data classified along the lines of the electoral district and the election in question, such as the nature of the election, the size of the electorate, the overall turnout and the number of votes for each nominated candidate. The political affiliations of the candidates will be established by searching through newspapers from the period.