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Voter Participation: 1970 to 2012

Little Zig Zag Falls. (Photo courtesy Michel Herson)

Little Zig Zag Falls. (Photo courtesy Michel Herson)

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Primary Election
* = Presidential election year

 

  Year
Registered Voters
Voted
Percent
  1970
1,018,017
568,551
55.8
  1972*
1,158,711
734,551
63.4
  1974
1,248,596
593,172
47.5
  1976*
1,310,248
798,986
61.0
  1978
1,390,005
603,478
43.4
  1980*
1,376,573
780,649
56.7
  1982
1,437,693
669,529
46.6
  1984*
1,457,067
767,565
52.7
  1986
1,458,300
693,821
47.6
  1988*
1,366,294
753,112
55.1
  1990
1,437,462
660,990
46.0
  1992*
1,543,353
758,459
49.1
  1994
1,730,562
661,717
38.2
  1996*
1,851,499
698,990
37.8
  1998
1,906,677
665,340
34.9
  2000*
1,808,080
927,351
51.3
  2002
1,839,072
858,524
46.6
  2004*
1,862,919
864,833
46.4
  2006
1,965,939
758,393
38.6
  2008*
2,008,957
1,170,526
58.3
  2010
2,033,951
846,515
41.6
  2012*
2,021,263
787,847
38.9


General Election
* = Presidential election year

 

  Year
Registered Voters
Voted
Percent
  1970
955,459
681,381
71.3
  1972*
1,197,676
953,376
79.6
  1974
1,143,073
792,557
69.3
  1976*
1,420,146
1,048,561
73.8
  1978
1,482,339
937,423
63.2
  1980*
1,569,222
1,209,691
77.1
  1982
1,516,589
1,063,913
70.2
  1984*
1,608,693
1,265,824
78.7
  1986
1,502,244
1,088,140
72.4
  1988*
1,528,478
1,235,199
80.8
  1990
1,476,500
1,133,125
76.7
  1992*
1,775,416
1,498,959
84.4
  1994
1,832,774
1,254,265
68.4
  1996*
1,962,155
1,399,180
71.3
  1998
1,965,981
1,160,400
59.0
  2000*
1,954,006
1,559,215
79.8
  2002
1,872,615
1,293,756
69.1
  2004*
2,141,243
1,851,593
86.5
  2006
1,976,669
1,399,650
70.8
  2008*
2,153,914
1,845,251
85.7
  2010
2,068,798
1,487,210
71.9
  2012*
2,199,360
1,820,507
82.8

 

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