Of Those Who Voted

When I was making my rounds of reading the news online yesterday I ran into an interesting article that listed all of the turnout rates for each state for the 2004 election. Of course, I wanted to see who was the highest (Minnesota @ 77.3%), lowest (Hawaii @ 48.9%), and where Washington ended up (65.4%). So, this got me thinking when I was talking to Aaron about what I found online. My thinking lead to wondering how each of these states voted when ranked by percent turnout. So, here I present to you how each state voted electorally, ranked by percent turnout.

Ranked List of States and How they Voted
Table 1: Ranked by % Voted

So, I find this kind of interesting. Now, I am not going to draw any conclusions about this. But, I do find it interesting to see that the top five states voted for Kerry, while the bottom fifteen (minus Hawaii) voted for Bush. Now, even these states had over 50% turnout, only Hawaii didn’t.

Overall, it was a good year for voting. It was the highest turnout (60.4%) since 1968. So, that is something to be proud of, if you voted. This is up 6.4% from the election in 2000. To put it in perspective, that turnout totaled 122.3 million voters according to CASE. Pretty impressive if you ask me.

Link: CASE

2 thoughts on “Of Those Who Voted”

  1. OooOh, Oregon was 5th in turnout percentage. Not too shabby. With all the hype and voting efforts to get people out to vote this past election, I hoped that it would help and it looks like it did. :)

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