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Historical Voter Turnout Statistics


 

General Election Turnout Since 2000
Year Estimate of Eligible Voters Number of Voters Percent Turnout Number of Election Day Registrations Percent of Voters Registering on Election Day
2016 3,972,330 2,968,281 74.72% 353,179 11.90%
2014 3,945,136 1,992,566 50.51% 152,101 7.63%
2012 3,861,043 2,950,780 76.42% 527,867 17.89%
2010 3,803,192 2,123,369 55.83% 227,857 10.73%
2008 3,740,142 2,921,498 78.11% 542,257 18.56%
2006 3,667,707 2,217,818 60.47% 292,168 13.17%
2004 3,609,185 2,842,912 78.77% 581,904 20.47%
2002 3,518,184 2,282,860 64.89% 342,978 15.02%
2000 3,506,432 2,458,303 70.11% 464,155 18.88%

Download pdf of Primary and General Election Turnout since 1950

Download spreadsheet of Primary and General Election Turnout since 1950

 

Turnout by Age Group

This office compared general election voting history with U.S. Census population estimates to estimate the proportion of eligible voters that voted in each age group. The results generally show that as voters get older, more of them tend to vote, and more of them vote using absentee ballots.

Voter turnout by age group in the 2014 General Election

Download a pdf with the Turnout by Age Group charts for Presidential elections 2008-2016

Download a pdf with the Turnout by Age Group charts for Gubernatorial elections 2010-2014

 

Maps of Voter Turnout
Map of Estimated Voter Turnout by State in the 2016 U.S. General Election

Maps of U.S. voter turnout are available for the 2016, 2014, 2012, 2010, and 2008 general elections.

Maps of voter turnout within Minnesota are available for the 2016, 2014 and 2012 general elections.