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2000 General Election Turnout Rates

Last Updated: 12/28/11

Please see the FAQ for information on the construction of these statistics. Turnout data are culled from state electon websites. The demoninator data reflect the July 1, 2000 and 2001 voting-age population estimates (2010 intercensal adjustments) interpolated to Nov. 2000, non-citizen estimates are interpolated from 2000 Census and the 2006 American Community Survey interpolated to Nov. 2002, the year end-year 2000 DOJ prison report and the end-year 2000 DOJ probation and parole report. The overseas eligible population number is from various sources detailed in the FAQ. Note that these data provide preliminary estimates of the turnout and voting-eligible population for the November, 2000 election. These statistics are updated continually as new data become available.

VEP Turnout Rate <recommended statistic> is the vote for highest office divided by the voting-eligible population or VEP. In a midterm election, the vote for highest office is the highest vote tally for Governor, U.S. Senator, or combined House of Representatives. The voting-eligible population is the best estimate of the number of people eligible to vote.
VEP Total Ballots Counted Turnout Rate is the total ballots counted divded by the voting-eligible population. The total ballots cast includes blank and other such ballots, but does not include rejected provisional ballots. This would be the preferred turnout rate statistic, but all states do not report total ballots cast. An adjustment based on the ratio of votes for highest office to the tital ballots cast for the states that report both numbers has been applied to the national highest office to estimate the U.S. total turnout rate.
VAP Rate is the vote for highest office divided by the voting-age population, all residents age 18 and older. Although not recommended, this statistic is provided for organizations such as polling firms that sample the voting-age population.

Again, please see the FAQ for more information.

State
VEP
Highest
Office
Turnout
Rate

VEP
Total
Ballots
Counted
Turnout
Rate
VAP
Turnout
Rate
VAP
%
Non-citizen
Prison
Probation
Parole
Total
Ineligible Felon
Overseas Eligible
VEP
Highest Office
Total
Turnout
United States 54.2% 55.3% 50.0% 210,623,408 7.7% 1,377,013 2,339,388 536,039 3,082,746 2,937,000 194,331,436 105,375,486 107,390,107
Alabama 51.6% 50.1% 3,334,576 1.5% 26,225 40,178 5,484 51,798 3,241,682 1,672,551
Alaska 68.1% 68.7% 65.0% 440,296 3.4% 4,173 4,779 525 7,088 419,111 285,560 287,825
Arizona 45.6% 46.4% 40.2% 3,816,498 10.3% 26,510 59,810 3,474 59,889 3,357,701 1,532,016 1,559,520
Arkansas 47.9% 46.0% 2,001,774 2.3% 11,915 28,409 8,659 34,779 1,925,961 921,781
California 55.7% 56.6% 44.1% 24,867,252 18.8% 163,001 0 117,647 280,648 19,685,258 10,965,849 11,142,843
Colorado 57.5% 53.7% 3,246,521 6.7% 16,833 0 5,500 22,333 3,026,316 1,741,368
Connecticut 61.9% 62.5% 56.6% 2,575,243 6.6% 18,355 47,636 1,868 44,041 2,357,687 1,459,525 1,474,103
Delaware 59.0% 54.9% 594,256 3.9% 6,921 20,052 579 17,526 554,863 327,529
District of Columbia 48.3% 43.9% 458,301 10.2% 7,456 0 0 7,456 416,696 201,355
Florida 55.9% 57.5% 47.9% 12,475,387 10.4% 71,319 296,139 5,982 225,371 10,667,193 5,963,110 6,138,765
Georgia 45.8% 47.6% 42.4% 6,087,332 5.9% 44,232 321,407 21,556 226,492 5,639,668 2,583,208 2,684,951
Hawaii 44.2% 44.6% 39.9% 923,737 8.1% 5,053 0 0 5,053 832,642 367,951 371,113
Idaho 57.2% 58.9% 53.5% 935,443 3.8% 5,535 35,103 1,409 24,496 877,406 501,615 516,647
Illinois 56.2% 58.5% 51.4% 9,208,908 8.7% 45,281 0 0 45,281 8,432,600 4,742,123 4,932,192
Indiana 49.3% 50.8% 48.3% 4,527,523 2.3% 20,125 0 0 20,125 4,424,909 2,182,295 2,246,003
Iowa 63.2% 59.6% 2,199,529 2.4% 7,955 21,147 2,763 21,292 2,082,950 1,315,563
Kansas 55.6% 56.7% 54.0% 1,983,933 3.9% 8,344 0 3,829 12,173 1,927,950 1,072,216 1,092,716
Kentucky 52.2% 53.1% 50.4% 3,059,582 1.5% 14,919 19,620 4,614 29,343 2,955,628 1,544,107 1,568,058
Louisiana 56.4% 56.7% 54.2% 3,260,060 1.6% 35,207 35,854 22,860 75,994 3,130,267 1,765,656 1,776,133
Maine 67.2% 66.4% 979,314 1.5% 0 0 0 0 969,292 651,817
Maryland 55.5% 55.8% 51.0% 3,972,224 6.4% 23,538 81,523 13,666 77,966 3,649,631 2,025,480 2,036,455
Massachusetts 59.9% 60.6% 55.4% 4,870,470 8.0% 0 0 0 0 4,517,052 2,704,984 2,736,006
Michigan 59.9% 60.5% 57.3% 7,370,524 3.3% 47,718 0 0 47,718 7,070,702 4,232,501 4,279,299
Minnesota 69.5% 70.1% 66.4% 3,662,005 3.7% 6,238 115,906 3,072 67,263 3,506,432 2,438,657 2,458,303
Mississippi 49.1% 47.8% 2,076,861 1.0% 20,241 15,118 1,596 29,396 2,024,650 994,184
Missouri 58.2% 56.2% 4,190,073 1.8% 27,382 53,299 12,563 66,595 4,052,255 2,359,892
Montana 61.6% 62.6% 60.6% 676,065 0.9% 3,105 0 0 3,105 667,525 410,986 417,916
Nebraska 56.9% 57.8% 55.0% 1,266,496 3.4% 3,895 21,483 476 15,113 1,224,178 696,983 707,223
Nevada 45.2% 45.6% 40.2% 1,523,209 11.8% 10,063 12,189 4,056 20,214 1,346,116 608,970 613,360
New Hampshire 63.9% 65.0% 60.7% 934,176 2.7% 2,257 0 0 2,257 890,622 569,081 578,656
New Jersey 56.9% 58.8% 50.1% 6,356,954 11.0% 29,784 130,610 11,709 106,798 5,601,788 3,187,226 3,293,378
New Mexico 48.5% 49.9% 45.4% 1,318,129 6.4% 5,342 10,461 1,670 12,243 1,234,088 598,605 615,607
New York 55.1% 56.2% 47.5% 14,344,348 12.7% 70,198 0 57,858 128,056 12,380,208 6,821,999 6,960,215
North Carolina 50.7% 52.5% 47.5% 6,143,214 4.6% 31,532 105,949 3,352 87,859 5,744,241 2,911,262 3,015,964
North Dakota 60.3% 61.1% 59.7% 482,078 1.2% 1,076 0 0 1,076 477,968 288,256 292,249
Ohio 56.7% 57.8% 55.4% 8,487,355 1.8% 45,833 0 0 45,833 8,295,592 4,705,457 4,795,989
Oklahoma 49.9% 48.0% 2,568,304 2.9% 23,181 30,969 1,825 40,491 2,475,220 1,234,229
Oregon 64.9% 65.9% 59.1% 2,595,354 6.4% 10,580 0 0 10,580 2,364,402 1,533,968 1,559,215
Pennsylvania 54.1% 52.3% 9,375,146 2.4% 36,847 0 0 36,847 9,086,897 4,912,185
Rhode Island 54.2% 54.7% 50.7% 804,417 6.9% 3,286 20,922 331 14,078 753,877 408,783 412,074
South Carolina 47.0% 48.7% 45.7% 3,025,380 2.2% 21,778 44,632 4,378 48,472 2,944,326 1,382,717 1,433,533
South Dakota 57.7% 58.7% 56.9% 554,875 1.2% 2,616 0 0 2,616 548,498 316,269 322,159
Tennessee 49.9% 50.5% 48.1% 4,316,391 2.2% 22,166 40,682 8,093 50,600 4,162,996 2,076,181 2,100,241
Texas 49.2% 49.2% 42.4% 15,138,468 11.4% 166,719 441,848 111,719 499,362 13,033,081 6,407,037 6,407,637
Utah 53.8% 54.8% 50.3% 1,534,950 6.1% 5,632 0 0 5,632 1,431,668 770,754 784,582
Vermont 64.1% 64.7% 63.1% 463,503 2.0% 0 0 0 0 459,174 294,308 297,146
Virginia 54.0% 55.0% 50.9% 5,389,008 5.6% 30,168 33,955 5,148 52,294 5,069,265 2,739,447 2,789,808
Washington 60.7% 61.4% 56.2% 4,419,907 6.9% 14,915 154,466 160 92,308 4,098,044 2,487,433 2,517,028
West Virginia 46.6% 46.1% 1,405,021 0.6% 3,856 6,216 1,112 8,076 1,390,365 648,124
Wisconsin 67.6% 64.5% 4,016,401 2.4% 20,612 53,242 9,923 57,156 3,842,044 2,598,607
Wyoming 59.2% 61.4% 58.2% 366,639 1.5% 1,680 4,115 514 4,252 361,078 213,726 221,685