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Voter Participation in the U.S.

STATELINE INFOGRAPHIC U.S. Voter Participation, 1990–2010 M VOTES COUNTED, 2008 As percent of registered voters 80-65% 65-50% 50-35% Trending upward WA More people registered and had MT ND OR MN ID SD NY their votes counted WI WY MI in 2008 than in any IA PA NE NV election going back OH IL IN UT to 1990. The number CO CA VA KS MO KY of votes counted in NC the 2010 midterm, OK TN AR AZ while lower than NM SC AL GA the figure for 2008, was still higher than in any midterm election during the TX LA AK 20-year period. VOTERS REGISTERED VOTES COUNTED * Presidential election year 2010 135,083,564 89,289,999 2010 2008 145,244,058 131,313,820 2008 2006 133,590,175 83,750,549 2006 2004 140,741,437 122,295,345 2004 2002 124,283,789 78,910,751 2002 2000 128,188,759 105,396,627 2000 1998 120,775,949 72,324,625 1998 1996 125,951,001 * 96,277,872 1996 1994 116,837,481 73,476,080 1994 1992 124,638,290 104,425,194 1992 1990 110,829,863 61,568,017 1990 Population participating It's well-known that more people turn out to vote in presidential election years than in mid-term years, but it's also worth noting that the general trend over the past two decades has been upward for both kinds of elections. See this graphic in more detail at www.pewstates.org/voterparticipation Source: www.pewstates.org/voterparticipation Stateline infographic by: Carla Uriona and Adam Rotmil August 23, 2012.

Voter Participation in the U.S.

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More people registered and had their votes counted in the U.S. in 2008 than in any election (going back to 1990).

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