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2012 General Election Turnout Rates

Last Updated: 7/22/2013

Please see the FAQ for information on the construction of these statistics. The demoninator data reflect the July 1, 2010 and July 1, 2011 voting-age population estimates extrapolated to Nov. 2012, non-citizen estimates from the 2011 American Community Survey, the year-end 2010 DOJ prison report and the year-end 2010 DOJ probation and parole report. Starting in 2010, I report the actual number of felons on probation with no estimated adjustment. Note, a '0' indicates that either a state does not disfranchise a class of felons or the state does not incarcerate felons within their borders. See The Sentencing Project for more information.

The overseas eligible population estimate is calculated from 2011 overseas civilian estimate from the State Department -- which reports 6.3 million overseas citizens in 2011 and is deflated by 75.2%, the percentage of the domestic citizen population that is of voting age according to the 2011 American Community Survey. This estimate includes military personnel. (Note a previous lower estimate of 2.1 million overseas civilians was derived from a Federal Voting Assistance Program report of the overseas population and from Department of Defense Manpower Reports; this revised estimate is more consistent with historical trends.)

These turnout rate estimates are updated when new data are available. Such data may be revised components of the voting-age and voting-eligible population, and any revisions to vote totals, as warranted.

The national total number of ballots counted is an estimate derived from the national vote for president multiplied by the ratio of total ballots counted to vote for president in states reporting both numbers. The total ballots counted is updated as additional states report.

Again, please see the FAQ for more information.

State VEP
Highest
Office
Turnout
Rate
VEP
Total
Ballots
Counted
Turnout
Rate
VAP
Highest
Office
Turnout
Rate
Voting-Age Population % Non-
citizen
Prison Probation Parole Total Ineligible Felon Overseas Eligible Voting-Eligible Population Highest Office Total
Ballots Counted
United States 58.2% 58.7% 53.6% 240,926,957 8.5% 1,608,162 1,321,051 629,644 3,244,035 4,737,600 221,925,820 129,070,906 130,292,355
Alabama 58.9%   56.0% 3,703,222 2.5% 31,764 50,622 9,006 86,889 3,522,336 2,074,338
Alaska 58.9% 59.2% 55.1% 545,344 4.0% 5,597 6,959 2,089 13,601 509,785 300,495 301,694
Arizona 52.9% 53.3% 46.5% 4,957,376 10.1% 40,130 52,316 7,993 96,443 4,360,076 2,306,559 2,323,579
Arkansas 50.5% 51.0% 47.5% 2,250,173 3.5% 16,204 26,995 21,106 53,752 2,116,668 1,069,468 1,078,548
California 55.2% 55.9% 45.1% 28,925,512 17.6% 165,062 0 105,133 217,629 23,620,070 13,038,547 13,202,158
Colorado 70.3% 71.0% 64.7% 3,972,885 7.3% 22,815 0 11,014 28,322 3,654,045 2,569,522 2,596,173
Connecticut 60.9% 61.0% 55.7% 2,800,499 7.9% 19,321 0 2,894 20,768 2,558,470 1,558,960 1,560,640
Delaware 62.7%   58.0% 713,522 5.8% 6,598 4,448 560 11,326 660,580 413,921
District of Columbia 61.9% 62.0% 56.0% 524,455 9.5% 0 0 0 0 474,866 293,764 294,254
Florida 63.5% 64.0% 55.2% 15,357,202 11.3% 104,306 165,760 4,093 272,113 13,348,802 8,474,179 8,538,264
Georgia 58.4% 58.7% 52.2% 7,464,219 7.1% 56,432 185,286 25,091 254,264 6,682,600 3,900,050 3,919,355
Hawaii 44.2% 44.5% 40.0% 1,085,433 8.9% 5,912 0 0 5,912 982,943 434,697 437,159
Idaho 59.6% 60.9% 55.5% 1,176,186 5.0% 7,431 13,721 3,957 23,131 1,094,490 652,274 666,290
Illinois 58.9% 59.3% 53.3% 9,841,508 9.0% 48,418 0 0 48,418 8,903,001 5,242,014 5,279,752
Indiana 55.1% 56.0% 52.9% 4,964,646 3.6% 28,028 0 0 28,028 4,759,100 2,624,534 2,663,368
Iowa 69.9% 70.2% 67.1% 2,357,292 3.1% 9,455 8,862 3,197 19,916 2,263,375 1,582,180 1,589,951
Kansas 56.8% 58.1% 53.4% 2,166,319 5.4% 9,051 3,704 5,063 15,287 2,034,892 1,156,254 1,182,771
Kentucky 55.3% 55.9% 53.2% 3,380,796 2.3% 20,544 25,688 14,628 53,546 3,248,303 1,797,212 1,815,843
Louisiana 60.4% 61.0% 57.1% 3,493,427 2.7% 39,445 42,599 26,202 95,145 3,302,514 1,994,065 2,014,548
Maine 68.1% 69.2% 66.9% 1,065,701 1.7% 0 0 0 0 1,047,901 713,180 724,758
Maryland 66.2% 66.8% 59.6% 4,545,729 8.8% 22,645 26,164 13,195 55,407 4,091,886 2,707,327 2,734,062
Massachusetts 66.3% 66.6% 60.4% 5,241,610 8.6% 11,312 0 0 11,312 4,781,421 3,167,767 3,184,196
Michigan 64.7% 65.3% 62.0% 7,629,642 3.5% 44,113 0 0 44,113 7,317,247 4,730,961 4,780,701
Minnesota 75.7% 76.1% 71.3% 4,119,607 4.6% 9,796 42,661 5,807 55,361 3,876,752 2,936,561 2,950,780
Mississippi 59.7%   57.3% 2,244,632 1.8% 21,067 26,793 6,434 51,077 2,152,832 1,285,584
Missouri 62.5%   59.5% 4,633,182 2.7% 30,623 54,916 19,421 95,250 4,410,813 2,757,323
Montana 62.6% 63.6% 61.6% 786,333 1.2% 3,716 0 0 3,716 773,147 484,048 491,966
Nebraska 60.1% 60.8% 56.8% 1,397,681 4.8% 4,587 4,080 941 9,138 1,321,948 794,379 804,245
Nevada 57.1% 57.2% 48.7% 2,085,840 13.7% 12,653 8,067 4,964 23,202 1,776,403 1,014,918 1,016,664
New Hampshire 70.1% 70.9% 67.8% 1,048,583 3.1% 2,761 0 0 2,761 1,013,741 710,972 718,700
New Jersey 61.9% 62.6% 53.3% 6,833,297 12.6% 25,007 57,517 15,563 90,306 5,882,974 3,640,292 3,683,638
New Mexico 54.7% 54.9% 49.5% 1,583,992 8.1% 6,659 14,855 3,146 23,087 1,432,375 783,757 786,522
New York 53.2% 53.6% 46.2% 15,314,401 12.6% 56,656 0 48,542 80,927 13,299,567 7,074,723 7,128,852
North Carolina 64.6% 65.2% 60.2% 7,486,237 5.8% 40,116 36,740 3,621 78,667 6,970,868 4,505,372 4,542,488
North Dakota 60.5% 61.1% 59.4% 543,333 1.6% 1,487 0 0 1,487 533,050 322,627 325,564
Ohio 64.6% 65.2% 62.7% 8,901,762 2.3% 51,712 0 0 51,712 8,644,958 5,580,822 5,632,423
Oklahoma 49.2%   46.2% 2,887,988 4.3% 26,252 20,601 2,627 48,167 2,715,516 1,334,872
Oregon 63.2% 64.3% 58.6% 3,054,664 6.9% 14,014 0 0 14,014 2,829,348 1,789,270 1,820,507
Pennsylvania 59.4%   57.1% 10,052,600 3.3% 51,264 0 0 51,264 9,674,379 5,742,040
Rhode Island 58.0%   53.4% 835,473 7.6% 3,357 0 0 3,357 768,785 446,049
South Carolina 56.6% 57.1% 53.8% 3,653,526 3.7% 23,578 21,144 6,412 47,928 3,470,908 1,964,118 1,981,516
South Dakota 59.4% 60.1% 57.7% 630,553 2.1% 3,434 0 2,843 4,856 612,310 363,815 368,270
Tennessee 52.2% 52.6% 49.4% 4,976,202 3.6% 27,451 52,178 12,157 85,708 4,711,782 2,458,577 2,478,870
Texas 49.7%   41.7% 19,167,091 13.5% 173,649 247,136 104,763 473,167 16,100,196 7,993,851
Utah 55.4% 56.0% 51.4% 1,980,790 7.0% 6,807 0 0 6,807 1,835,666 1,017,440 1,028,786
Vermont 60.4% 60.9% 59.3% 504,732 1.8% 0 0 0 0 495,866 299,290 301,793
Virginia 66.4% 66.9% 60.8% 6,339,741 6.9% 37,410 56,654 2,624 95,376 5,808,768 3,854,489 3,888,186
Washington 64.1% 65.0% 58.3% 5,363,370 8.4% 18,235 15,452 6,956 37,165 4,877,969 3,125,516 3,172,939
West Virginia 46.3%   45.5% 1,474,086 0.9% 6,681 6,650 1,796 14,229 1,447,153 670,438
Wisconsin 72.5%   69.3% 4,426,248 3.1% 22,724 22,602 19,572 55,112 4,233,992 3,068,434
Wyoming 58.9% 59.3% 56.8% 438,317 2.2% 2,112 3,231 682 5,684 422,784 249,061 250,701

Notes: Kansas votes for highest office adjusted for a double-count of Wilson County votes for president. Total ballots counted is unaffected.