Based on meticulous research on participation in U.S. elections dating back to 1788, this important new work provides comprehensive turnout statistics for general and primary elections for presidential, congressional, and state gubernatorial races. Extensive graphs and tables detail over two centuries of trends:
*Turnout data presented in 20-year periods *Voter turnout by party affiliation *State level data
Voter turnout—the percentage of eligible citizens who cast ballots in a given election— offers insight into the health of American democracy at any given moment in time or over a span of years...
- Annual state-by-state voter turnout statistics date back to the early years of the republic during the rise of mass electoral behavior
- Turnout for presidential, U.S. Senate and state gubernatorial elections, plus aggregate state-level data for U.S. House elections
- Election law changes that impact voting trends
- Figures and graphs with aggregate trends in participation rates over time
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