VOTER REGISTRATION/ELECTION TURNOUT BY STATE
Nov. 5, 2002 General Election


 
State

2002 VAP

2002 REG

% REG of VAP

RANK

2002 TURNOUT*

% REG
Turnout

RANK

 
Alabama 3,379,000 2,327,974 68.9 36 1,367,053 58.7 14
Alaska 451,000 460,855 102.2 1 232,852 50.5 34
Arizona 3,980,000 2,216,435 55.7 48 1,225,615 55.3 21
Arkansas 2,033,000 1,455,882 71.6 26 805,696 55.3 22
California 25,664,000 15,173,112 59.1 46 7,738,821 51 32
Colorado 3,355,000 2,247,944 67 38 1,610,007 71.6 3
Connecticut 2,588,000 1,847,247 71.4 27 1,022,942 55.4 19
Delaware 618,000 519,664 84.1 6 232,497 45 42
District of Columbia 459,000 363,168 79.1 17 133,302 36.7 49
Florida 12,831,000 9,334,814 72.8 24 5,143,674 55.1 23
Georgia 6,292,000 3,758,178 59.7 45 2,012,711 53.5 27
Hawaii 949,000 551,156 58.1 47 385,462 70 5
Idaho 971,000 679,535 70 32 416,533 61.3 11
Illinois 9,346,000 7,003,115 74.9 21 3,653,060 52.1 30
Indiana 4,564,000 4,008,636 88 4 1,521,353 38 47
Iowa 2,239,000 1,809,824 80.8 12 1,025,802 56.7 16
Kansas 2,019,000 1,615,698 80 14 851,966 52.7 29
Kentucky 3,161,000 2,649,084 83.8 8 1,259,089 47.5 36
Louisiana 3,297,000 2,524,187 76.6 18 1,267,225 50.2 35
Maine 1,015,000 950,059 93.6 2 505,190 53.2 28
Maryland 4,078,000 2,768,946 68 37 1,717,068 62 9
Massachusetts 4,964,000 3,600,649 72.5 25 2,220,301 61.6 10
Michigan 7,480,000 6,797,293 91 3 3,219,864 43.5 44
Minnesota 3,768,000 2,844,428 75.5 19 2,252,473 79.1 1
Mississippi 2,111,000 1,683,928 79.8 15 630,495 37.4 48
Missouri 4,275,000 3,391,153 79.3 16 1,877,620 55.4 20
Montana 693,000 514,668 74.3 22 340,272 66.1 7
Nebraska 1,290,000 1,083,544 84 7 490,914 45.3 41
Nevada 1,601,000 869,801 54.3 49 512,433 58.9 13
New Hampshire 967,000 690,159 71.4 28 453,078 65.6 8
New Jersey 6,463,000 4,194,089 64.9 41 2,161,105 51.5 31
New Mexico 1,355,000 839,592 61.9 44 483,056 57.5 15
New York 14,544,000 10,180,636 70 33 4,690,968 46.1 39
North Carolina 6,251,000 5,038,826 80.5 13 2,349,966 46.6 38
North Dakota 487,000 237,224  
Ohio 8,541,000 7,110,901 83.3 10 3,356,285 47.2 37
Oklahoma 2,620,000 1,687,477 64.4 42 1,018,424 60.4 12
Oregon 2,666,000 1,872,615 70.2 31 1,293,756 69.1 6
Pennsylvania 9,472,000 7,835,775 82.7 11 3,581,989 45.7 40
Rhode Island 830,000 613,037 73.8 23 337,027 55 24
South Carolina 3,128,000 2,047,368 65.5 40 1,116,936 54.5 25
South Dakota 565,000 471,152 83.4 9 337,508 71.6 4
Tennessee 4,393,000 3,134,104 71.3 29 1,687,543 53.8 26
Texas 15,678,000 10,334,773 65.9 39 4,553,979 44.1 43
Utah 1,603,000 1,118,175 69.8 34 568,290 50.8 33
Vermont 477,000 418,718 87.8 5 232,993 55.6 18
Virginia 5,514,000 3,840,484 69.6 35 1,489,422 38.8 46
Washington 4,556,000 3,209,648 70.4 30 1,808,720 56.4 17
West Virginia 1,413,000 1,060,892 75.1 20 436,183 41.1 45
Wisconsin 4,103,000 1,775,349  
Wyoming 376,000 241,200 64.1 43 188,028 77.9 2
UNITED STATES 215,473,000 150,990,598 70 79,830,119 52.9 37

DEFINITIONS:

  • VAP refers to the total Voting Age Population of the State as reported by the Bureau of Census. Please note that the VAP includes all persons over the age of 18 -- including a significant number of people not able to vote in U.S. elections.
  • REG refers to the total number of registered voters as reported by the States.
  • *TURNOUT in this instance turnout refers to the total vote cast for the highest office on the ballot for the year. These figures may be inconsistent with other reported turnout figures since research suggests that approximately 2% of voters fail to vote for the highest office on a fairly consistent basis.
  • N/A means Not Applicable. North Dakota has no voter registration and Wisconsin has election day registration at the polls.

    Information from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission

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