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2006 General Election Turnout Rates

Last Updated: 12/28/11

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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, 2006 and 2007 voting-age population estimates (2010 intercensial adjustment) interpolated to Nov. 2006, non-citizen estimates from the 2006 and 2007 American Community Surveys interpolated to Nov. 2006, the year end-year 2006 DOJ prison report and the end-year 2006 DOJ probation and parole report. The overseas eligible estimate is recently updated with data provided by the Federal Voting Assistance Program. Note that these data provide preliminary estimates of the turnout and voting-eligible population for the November, 2006 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 40.4% 41.3% 37.2% 225,485,399 8.6% 1,566,526 2,418,574 587,305 3,363,118 4,417,527 207,643,594 83,815,592 85,769,132
Alabama 37.5% 35.9% 3,513,952 2.3% 28,241 55,766 7,795 63,919 3,338,467 1,250,401
Alaska 51.0% 51.2% 47.8% 492,452 4.5% 5,069 6,095 973 9,090 465,169 237,322 238,307
Arizona 38.9% 39.6% 33.3% 4,490,327 12.6% 35,892 73,265 6,213 78,738 3,923,786 1,526,782 1,553,032
Arkansas 38.7% 38.9% 36.4% 2,130,080 3.3% 13,729 31,508 16,666 46,149 2,004,193 774,680 780,409
California 40.2% 41.2% 32.2% 26,739,781 18.9% 175,512 0 111,744 287,256 21,582,217 8,679,416 8,899,059
Colorado 47.3% 48.1% 43.1% 3,569,901 8.0% 22,481 0 8,196 30,677 3,297,308 1,558,405 1,586,105
Connecticut 46.6% 47.7% 42.5% 2,683,538 7.9% 20,566 0 2,571 23,137 2,437,559 1,134,780 1,162,391
Delaware 42.3% 42.9% 39.0% 659,410 5.3% 7,206 16,958 600 16,285 601,341 254,099 258,053
District of Columbia 28.3% 28.7% 25.5% 466,827 9.7% 0 0 0 0 426,612 120,620 122,356
Florida 39.6% 40.1% 34.3% 14,211,669 11.8% 92,969 272,977 4,785 234,243 12,187,858 4,829,270 4,884,544
Georgia 34.7% 35.1% 30.7% 6,799,654 7.4% 52,792 422,790 22,851 287,038 6,115,331 2,122,258 2,143,845
Hawaii 37.9% 38.4% 34.6% 1,012,975 8.1% 5,967 0 0 5,967 908,925 344,315 348,988
Idaho 45.4% 46.2% 42.0% 1,072,895 4.4% 7,124 48,609 2,482 33,911 993,010 450,832 458,927
Illinois 40.2% 41.4% 36.3% 9,483,856 9.2% 45,106 0 0 45,106 8,667,453 3,486,671 3,586,292
Indiana 36.6% 37.7% 35.2% 4,743,856 3.1% 26,091 0 0 26,091 4,559,294 1,666,922 1,719,351
Iowa 48.1% 49.2% 46.3% 2,267,991 2.8% 8,875 22,622 3,560 23,746 2,178,322 1,048,033 1,071,509
Kansas 43.6% 44.3% 41.1% 2,062,668 4.7% 8,816 15,518 4,666 21,241 1,948,850 849,700 864,083
Kentucky 40.4% 44.2% 39.0% 3,218,000 1.9% 20,000 41,162 10,162 50,743 3,100,828 1,253,526 1,370,062
Louisiana 29.7% 31.4% 28.3% 3,239,317 2.0% 37,012 38,057 24,072 80,113 3,043,573 902,498 954,896
Maine 54.2% 53.3% 1,037,200 1.7% 0 0 0 0 1,016,287 550,865
Maryland 46.7% 47.2% 42.2% 4,261,205 7.9% 22,945 75,698 14,271 75,065 3,833,349 1,788,316 1,809,237
Massachusetts 48.8% 49.3% 44.4% 4,970,780 8.7% 11,032 0 0 11,032 4,552,794 2,219,779 2,243,835
Michigan 52.1% 52.8% 49.9% 7,532,918 3.6% 51,577 0 0 51,577 7,292,624 3,801,256 3,852,008
Minnesota 60.1% 60.5% 56.4% 3,896,561 4.2% 9,108 127,289 4,007 76,760 3,667,707 2,202,987 2,217,552
Mississippi 29.4% 28.5% 2,154,112 1.3% 21,068 24,107 1,970 35,092 2,077,420 610,921
Missouri 50.0% 51.2% 48.1% 4,427,266 2.2% 30,167 54,963 18,374 76,023 4,253,541 2,128,459 2,178,278
Montana 56.4% 57.1% 55.6% 734,669 1.0% 3,572 0 0 3,572 720,447 406,505 411,061
Nebraska 47.6% 48.8% 45.1% 1,325,932 4.3% 4,407 18,731 662 14,435 1,251,027 596,087 610,499
Nevada 36.9% 37.1% 31.1% 1,907,976 14.4% 12,901 13,208 3,518 23,023 1,579,222 582,572 586,274
New Hampshire 41.4% 42.9% 39.9% 1,006,234 3.4% 2,805 0 0 2,805 975,281 403,531 418,550
New Jersey 39.5% 40.6% 34.1% 6,565,183 12.0% 27,371 132,636 13,874 107,563 5,701,033 2,250,070 2,315,643
New Mexico 42.5% 43.1% 38.6% 1,464,560 8.0% 6,639 16,493 2,831 17,717 1,320,285 561,084 568,597
New York 34.9% 36.5% 30.3% 14,665,626 12.4% 63,315 0 53,533 116,848 12,878,632 4,490,053 4,703,830
North Carolina 31.0% 32.5% 28.7% 6,799,585 5.8% 37,460 110,419 3,101 95,771 6,264,630 1,940,808 2,036,451
North Dakota 44.9% 45.4% 44.1% 503,647 1.5% 1,363 0 0 1,363 486,142 218,152 220,479
Ohio 47.5% 49.5% 46.3% 8,687,609 2.2% 49,166 0 0 49,166 8,461,211 4,022,754 4,184,072
Oklahoma 36.4% 34.3% 2,709,819 3.9% 26,243 27,415 4,329 44,280 2,547,224 926,462
Oregon 52.5% 53.2% 48.4% 2,829,482 7.3% 13,707 0 0 13,707 2,628,937 1,379,475 1,399,650
Pennsylvania 44.1% 42.6% 9,680,466 3.0% 44,397 0 0 44,397 9,283,762 4,096,077
Rhode Island 51.0% 52.1% 46.7% 824,887 8.1% 3,996 0 0 3,996 754,219 384,993 392,882
South Carolina 34.6% 35.4% 33.1% 3,332,190 3.2% 23,616 38,353 3,072 45,865 3,152,046 1,091,952 1,117,311
South Dakota 57.8% 58.8% 56.4% 589,178 1.4% 3,359 0 2,444 5,803 580,592 335,508 341,105
Tennessee 41.4% 42.1% 39.5% 4,641,909 3.1% 25,745 52,558 8,630 60,654 4,433,921 1,833,695 1,868,363
Texas 30.9% 25.8% 17,029,802 13.4% 172,116 431,967 101,916 490,016 14,255,313 4,399,068
Utah 34.3% 35.0% 31.8% 1,752,158 7.1% 6,430 0 0 6,430 1,664,323 571,252 582,561
Vermont 54.9% 55.0% 53.8% 487,141 2.0% 0 0 0 0 478,247 262,726 263,025
Virginia 44.0% 44.5% 40.6% 5,867,219 6.7% 36,688 48,144 4,499 65,259 5,385,522 2,370,445 2,398,589
Washington 47.3% 47.3% 42.7% 4,861,001 8.0% 17,561 108,076 11,568 83,167 4,403,981 2,083,734 2,085,074
West Virginia 32.8% 33.8% 32.3% 1,439,052 0.7% 5,733 7,668 1,416 10,983 1,401,490 459,884 473,014
Wisconsin 53.2% 53.7% 50.8% 4,240,696 2.9% 23,431 55,806 15,907 67,241 4,064,432 2,161,700 2,183,155
Wyoming 51.1% 51.8% 49.4% 400,187 2.0% 2,114 5,225 609 5,336 379,127 193,892 196,217