Which State Has Most Fiery Voters

This is a very interesting report I discovered by the Daily Beast:

The Daily Beast pored over 30 years of voting data to find out which states exercise their franchise, and which can’t be bothered.

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We combed the last 30 years of voting registration and election data. Referred to the U.S. Census Bureau‘s registration and turnout data for every federal election cycle (congressional and presidential) from 1978-2008, calculated the average registration percentage and average voter-participation percentage for each state. And then for the final ranking, average percentage of voter turnout was weighted three times as much as the average percentage of voter registration.

The results show that, when it comes to voting, there truly aren’t blue states or red states-just engaged states (where 70 percent of eligible voters exercise their rights) and those that don’t much care (where less than half do).

1. Minnesota Average voter registration rate: 83.8 – Average voter participation rate: 69.8

2. North Dakota Average voter registration rate: 91.1 – Average voter participation rate: 66.3

3. Maine Average voter registration rate: 83.0 – Average voter participation rate: 65.1

4. South Dakota Average voter registration rate: 77.1 – Average voter participation rate: 65.5

5. Wisconsin Average voter registration rate: 80.8 – Average voter participation rate: 62.9

6. Oregon Average voter registration rate: 75.5 – Average voter participation rate: 64.3

7. Montana Average voter registration rate: 74.0 – Average voter participation rate: 64.8

8. Massachusetts Average voter registration rate: 74.2 – Average voter participation rate: 61.7

9. Alaska Average voter registration rate: 74.2 – Average voter participation rate: 61.5

10. Rhode Island Average voter registration rate: 73.4 – Average voter participation rate: 61.7

11. Iowa Average voter registration rate: 74.2 – Average voter participation rate: 60.5

12. Michigan Average voter registration rate: 75.6 – Average voter participation rate: 59.2

13. Connecticut Average voter registration rate: 73.1 – Average voter participation rate: 59.8

14. Wyoming Average voter registration rate: 68.5 – Average voter participation rate: 61.2

15. Vermont Average voter registration rate: 74.6 – Average voter participation rate: 59.1

16. Missouri Average voter registration rate: 74.5 – Average voter participation rate: 58.8

17. Nebraska Average voter registration rate: 72.3 – Average voter participation rate: 59.0

18. Colorado Average voter registration rate: 70.5 – Average voter participation rate: 59.1

19. Illinois Average voter registration rate: 72.8 – Average voter participation rate: 58.1

20. Idaho Average voter registration rate: 68.7 – Average voter participation rate: 59.5

21. Washington D.C. Average voter registration rate: 71.5 – Average voter participation rate: 57.7

22. Washington Average voter registration rate: 70.6 – Average voter participation rate: 57.9

23. Kansas Average voter registration rate: 69.1 – Average voter participation rate: 57.9

24. California Average voter registration rate: 68.5 – Average voter participation rate: 57.9

25. Utah Average voter registration rate: 69.1 – Average voter participation rate: 57.4

26. New Hampshire Average voter registration rate: 69.9 – Average voter participation rate: 56.5

27. Alabama Average voter registration rate: 73.5 – Average voter participation rate: 55.3

28. Mississippi Average voter registration rate: 75.9 – Average voter participation rate: 54.4

29. Louisiana Average voter registration rate: 74.7 – Average voter participation rate: 54.7

30. Maryland Average voter registration rate: 69.1 – Average voter participation rate: 56.4

31. Ohio Average voter registration rate: 68.7 – Average voter participation rate: 56.3

32. New Mexico Average voter registration rate: 67.0 – Average voter participation rate: 56.2

33. Oklahoma Average voter registration rate: 69.4 – Average voter participation rate: 54.8

34. New Jersey Average voter registration rate: 69.9 – Average voter participation rate: 54.3

35. New York Average voter registration rate: 66.9 – Average voter participation rate: 55.0

36. Delaware Average voter registration rate: 67.2 – Average voter participation rate: 54.4

37. Florida Average voter registration rate: 67.5 – Average voter participation rate: 54.2

38. Indiana Average voter registration rate: 66.8 – Average voter participation rate: 53.3

39. Pennsylvania Average voter registration rate: 65.2 – Average voter participation rate: 52.8

40. Hawaii Average voter registration rate: 61.6 – Average voter participation rate: 53.9

41. Virginia Average voter registration rate: 65.8 – Average voter participation rate: 51.6

42. Arkansas Average voter registration rate: 65.5 – Average voter participation rate: 51.3

43. Arizona Average voter registration rate: 63.2 – Average voter participation rate: 51.8

44. North Carolina Average voter registration rate: 66.0 – Average voter participation rate: 50.0

45. Kentucky Average voter registration rate: 68.2 – Average voter participation rate: 49.1

46. South Carolina Average voter registration rate: 64.0 – Average voter participation rate: 50.1

47. Tennessee Average voter registration rate: 65.9 – Average voter participation rate: 49.0

48. Texas Average voter registration rate: 67.0 – Average voter participation rate: 48.6

49. West Virginia Average voter registration rate: 65.2 – Average voter participation rate: 47.2

50. Georgia Average voter registration rate: 63.9 – Average voter participation rate: 47.4

51. Nevada Average voter registration rate: 58.1 – Average voter participation rate: 49.3

My state of Florida is middle-of-the-road when it comes to the privilege of voting—how sad.

Where does your state rank?

May Your Glass Always Be Half Full

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Hi … I'm Maxi, a retiree with an addiction. I have quit: raising kids, cleaning house, cooking, doing laundry—there is no end the list—everything is done on "have to." The addiction? Writing to my last breath. blessings ~ maxi
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