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Voter Turnout

Statistics for Presidential Election Years: 1972-2012

Year Voting Age Population Turnout Registered Voters % Turnout Reg. Voters
1972 3,541,399 1,518,612 2,357,645 64%
1976 3,884,477 1,677,906 2,553,717 66%
1980 4,222,654 1,855,833 2,774,844 67%
1984 4,585,788 2,239,051 3,270,933 69%
1988 4,887,358 2,134,370 3,432,042 62%
1992 5,182,321 2,611,850 3,817,380 68%
1996 5,499,000 2,513,357 4,277,000 59%
2000 6,085,266 3,015,964 5,122,123 59%
2004 6,483,010 3,551,675 5,526,981 64%
2008 7,148,000 4,354,052 6,262,566 70%
2012 7,482,769 4,542,488 6,639,131 68%

Statistics for Non-Presidential Election Years: 1974-2010

Year Voting Age Population Turnout Registered Voters % Turnout Reg. Voters
1974 3,725,037 1,020,367 2,279,646 45%
1978 4,053,977 1,135,814 2,430,306 47%
1982 4,416,444 1,330,630 2,674,787 50%
1986 4,738,687 1,591,330 3,080,990 52%
1990 5,016,747 2,068,904 3,347,635 62%
1994 5,359,333 1,533,728 3,635,875 42%
1998 5,670,221 2,012,149 4,700,779 43%
2002 6,277,883 2,349,966 5,003,297 47%
2006 6,490,000 2,036,451 5,567,424 37%
2010 7,223,348 2,700,393 6,172,787 44%

Primary Statistics for Presidential Years: 1988-2012

Year Voting Age Population Turnout Registered Voters % Turnout Reg. Voters
1988 4,887,358 953,759 3,191,502 31%
1992 5,182,321 975,446 3,527,187 30%
1996 5,499,000 781,980 4,034,233 22%
2000 6,085,266 868,593 4,930,310 18%
2004 6,483,010 846,542 5,177,764 16%
2008 7,148,000 2,125,215 5,765,303 37%
2012 7,482,769 2,182,675 6,296,759 35%

Primary Statistics for Non-Presidential Years: 1990-2010

Year Voting Age Population Turnout Registered Voters % Turnout Reg. Voters
1990 5,016,747 538,651 3,147,867 18%
1994 5,359,333 430,838 3,544,095 13%
1998_05 5,670,221 805,319 4,547,438 18%
1998_09
(Congress)
5,670,221 166,387 4,622,198 03.6%
2002_09 6,277,883 1,060,667 4,999,736 21%
2006 6,490,000 651,086 5,460,054 12%
2010 7,223,348 880,128 6,105,831 14%