Electoral Maps 

I am currently adding maps into this feature. Users can select maps displaying the plurality win in each polling place, the percentage of votes selected parties received in each election displayed by polling place, and maps showing the areas of strength of weakness for each party by election. Maps representing similar results at the constiuency or county level can be accessed through reference to the various papers that I have delivered (Wittmund, Bremervörde). After the data is compiled and the polling places boundaries have been created in the GIS, it takes approximately 200 hours to create make a full set of election maps.

Each of the maps accessible through this page open in a separate window. When the map appears, click on it to enlarge. Multiple windows map be opened at the same time for comparison. Please return to this page to navigate between maps.

Reichstag elections

June 1893January 1919September 1930
June 1898May 1920July 1932
June 1903May 1924November 1932
January 1907December 1924March 1933
January 1912May 1928

The maps showing the percentage of votes received by individual parties use a Jenks natural break display. The maps displaying the standard deviation (Stan. Dev.) are particularly useful indicators of areas of party strength in a given election. The maps displaying plurality winners are a similarly useful way to indicate village political dominance.

Maps / 1893

Polling place plurality winner

Bund der Landwirte (BdL)   percentage of vote   standard deviation

Deutsch-Freisinnige Partie (DFP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Deutsch-Hannoversche Partei (DHP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Freisinnige Volkspartei  (FVP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Nationalliberale Partei (NLP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Sozialdemokratische Partie (SPD) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Maps / 1898

Polling place plurality winner

Bund der Landwirte (BdL) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Deutsch-Freisinnige Partie (DFP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Deutsch-Hannoversche Partei (DHP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Freisinnige Volkspartei  (FVP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Nationalliberale Partei (NLP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Sozialdemokratische Partie (SPD) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Maps / 1903

Polling place plurality winner

Bund der Landwirte (BdL)   percentage of vote   standard deviation

Deutsch-Freisinnige Partie (DFP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Deutsch-Hannoversche Partei (DHP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Freisinnige Volkspartei  (FVP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Nationalliberale Partei (NLP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

National-soziale Partei (NS) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Sozialdemokratische Partie (SPD) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Zentrum (Z) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Maps / 1907

Polling place plurality winner

Bund der Landwirte (BdL)   percentage of vote   standard deviation

Deutsch-Freisinnige Partie (DFP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Deutsch-Hannoversche Partei (DHP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Freisinnige Volkspartei  (FVP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Nationalliberale Partei (NLP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Sozialdemokratische Partie (SPD) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Zentrum (Z)   percentage of vote   standard deviation

Maps / 1912

Polling place plurality winner

Bund der Landwirte (BdL)   percentage of vote   standard deviation

Deutsch-Freisinnige Partie (DFP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Deutsch-Hannoversche Partei (DHP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Freisinnige Volkspartei  (FVP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Nationalliberale Partei (NLP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Sozialdemokratische Partie (SPD) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Maps / 1919

Polling place plurality winner

Deutsch Demokratische Partei (DDP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Deutsch-Hannoversche Partei (DHP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Deutsch-Nationale Volkspartei (DNVP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Deutsche Volkspartei  (DVP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Mehrheits Sozialdemokratische Partie (MSPD) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Unabhängige Sozialdemokratische Partie (USPD) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Zentrum (Z) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Maps / 1920

Polling place plurality winner

Christ-Soziale Partie (CSP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Deutsch Demokratische Partei (DDP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Deutsch-Hannoversche Partei (DHP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Deutsch-Nationale Volkspartei (DNVP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Deutsche Volkspartei  (DVP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Kommunistische Partie Deutschland (KPD) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Mehrheits Sozialdemokratische Partie (MSPD) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Unabhängige Sozialdemokratische Partie (USPD) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Zentrum (Z) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Maps / May 1924

Polling place plurality winner

Christlich-Soziale Vereinigung (CSVd) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Christlich-Soziale Bauernpartei (CSBP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Deutsche Arbeiter Partei (DAP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Deutsche Baurnepartei (DBP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Deutsche Demokratische Partei (DDP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Deutsch-Hannoversche Partei (DHP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Deutsch-Nationale Volkspartei (DNVP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Deutsche Volkspartei  (DVP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Freiewirtschaftspartie (FFF) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Häußer Bund (HB) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Kommunistische Partie Deutschland (KPD) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Sozialdemokratische Partie (MSPD) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Polnische Volkspartei (PP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Republikanischer Partei (RPD) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Unabhängige Sozialdemokratische Partie (USPD) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Völkisch-Soziale Bewegung (VSB) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Zentrum (Z) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Maps / December 1924

Polling place plurality winner

Christlich-Soziale Partei (CSBP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Christlich-Soziale Vereinigung (CSVd) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Deutsche-Soziale Partei (DSP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Deutsche Baurnepartei (DBP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Deutsche Demokratische Partei (DDP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Deutsch-Hannoversche Partei (DHP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Deutsch-Nationale Volkspartei (DNVP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Deutsche Volkspartei  (DVP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Freiewirtschafts Partie (FFF) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Häußer Bund (HB) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Links Kommunistische Partie (LKP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Kommunistische Partie Deutschland (KPD) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Sozialdemokratische Partie (MSPD) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Nationalsozialistische Freitheitsbewegung (NSFB) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Polnische Volkspartei (PP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Republikanischer Partei (RPD) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Unabhängige Sozialdemokratische Partie (USPD) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Völkrechts-Partei (VRP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Wirtschaftspartei (WP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Zentrum (Z) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Maps / 1928

Polling place plurality winner

A und A Partei (AuA) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Christlich-Soziale Partei (CSBP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Christlich-Nationale Bauern und Landvolkpartei (CNBLP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Deutsche-Soziale Partei (DSP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Deutsche Baurnepartei (DBP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Deutsche Demokratische Partei (DDP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Deutsch-Hannoversche Partei (DHP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Deutsch-Nationale Volkspartei (DNVP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Deutsche Volkspartei  (DVP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Freiewirtschafts Partie (FFF) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Links Kommunistische Partie (LKP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Kommunistische Partie Deutschland (KPD) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Sozialdemokratische Partie (MSPD) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (NSDAP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Polnische Volkspartei (PP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Völkisch-nationale Bewegung (VNB) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Völkrechts-Partei (VRP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Wirtschaftspartei (WP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Zentrum (Z) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Maps / 1930

Polling place plurality winner

A und A Partei (AuA) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Christlich-Soziale Vereinigung (CSVg) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Christlich-Soziale Volksdienst (CSVd) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Christlich-Nationale Bauern und Landvolkpartei (CNBLP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Deutsche-Soziale Partei (DSP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Deutsche Baurnepartei (DBP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Deutsche Staatspartei (DStP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Deutsch-Hannoversche Partei (DHP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Deutsch-Nationale Volkspartei (DNVP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Deutsche Volkspartei  (DVP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Freiewirtschafts Partie (FFF) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Kommunistische Partie Deutschland (KPD) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Sozialistische Arbeiter Partei (SAP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Sozialdemokratische Partie (MSPD) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (NSDAP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Polnische Volkspartei (PP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Völkrechts-Partei (VRP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Wirtschaftspartei (WP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Zentrum (Z) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Maps / July 1932

Polling place plurality winner

Christlich-Soziale Vereinigung (CSVg) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Christlich-Soziale Volksdienst (CSVd) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Christlich-Nationale Bauern und Landvolkpartei (CNBLP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Deutsche-Soziale Partei (DSP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Deutsche Baurnepartei (DBP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Deutsche Landvolkpartei (DLP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Deutsche Staatspartei (DStP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Deutsch-Hannoversche Partei (DHP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Deutsch-Nationale Volkspartei (DNVP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Deutsche Volkspartei  (DVP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Freiewirtschafts Partie (FFF) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Kommunistische Partie Deutschland (KPD) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Sozialistische Arbeiter Partei (SAP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Sozialdemokratische Partie (MSPD) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (NSDAP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Polnische Volkspartei (PP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Völkrechts-Partei (VRP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Wirtschaftspartei (WP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Zentrum (Z) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Maps / November 1932

Polling place plurality winner

Christlich-Soziale Reichspartei (CSR) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Christlich-Soziale Volksdienst (CSVd) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Christlich-Nationale Bauern und Landvolkpartei (CNBLP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Deutsche-Soziale Partei (DSP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Deutsche Baurnepartei (DBP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Deutsche Landvolkpartei (DLP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Deutsche Staatspartei (DStP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Deutsch-Hannoversche Partei (DHP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Deutsch-Nationale Volkspartei (DNVP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Deutsche Volkspartei  (DVP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Freiewirtschafts Partie (FFF) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Kommunistische Partie Deutschland (KPD) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Sozialistische Arbeiter Partei (SAP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Sozialdemokratische Partie (MSPD) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (NSDAP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Polnische Volkspartei (PP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Völkrechts-Partei (VRP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Wirtschaftspartei (WP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Zentrum (Z) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Maps / 1933

Polling place plurality winner

Christlich-Soziale Volksdienst (CSVd) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Deutsche Baurnepartei (DBP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Deutsche Staatspartei (DStP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Deutsch-Hannoversche Partei (DHP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Deutsch-Nationale Volkspartei (DNVP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Deutsche Volkspartei  (DVP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Kommunistische Partie Deutschland (KPD) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartie (NSDAP) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Sozialdemokratische Partie (MSPD) percentage of vote   standard deviation

Zentrum (Z) percentage of vote   standard deviation