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Voter Turnout Percentage

Voter turnout is an important measure of the participation in and access to elections within a given state. MAP relied on research and data from the MIT Election Data + Science Lab’s Election Performance Index for this map.
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Washington New York U.S. Virgin Islands Puerto Rico Guam Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands American Samoa New Hampshire Vermont Virginia Pennsylvania New York Maine West Virginia Ohio Kentucky Indiana Michigan Illinois Wisconsin North Carolina South Carolina Tennessee Georgia Florida Mississippi Missouri Arkansas Louisiana Iowa Minnesota Oklahoma Kansas Nebraska South Dakota North Dakota Texas 33 Colorado Wyoming Montana Idaho Arizona Utah Nevada Oregon California Hawaii Alaska Massachusetts Rhode Island Connecticut New Jersey Delaware Maryland Washington D.C. New Hampshire Vermont
  • Voter turnout in 2020 above 73% (13 states)
  • Voter turnout in 2020 66%-73% (16 states)
  • Voter turnout in 2020 below 66% (21 states, + D.C.)

Breakdown by Population

*Note: These percentages reflect the voting-eligible population, as reported by the United States Election Project.

20%

20 % of population lives in states where voter turnout in 2020 was above 73%

44%

44 % of population lives in states where voter turnout in 2020 was between 66%-73%

36%

36 % of population lives in states where voter turnout in 2020 was below 66%



Data current as of 10/29/2021
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