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Voter Participation Statistics

Presidential Elections

Year *Estimated Voting Age Population Registered Percentage of Voting Age Population Registered Votes Cast Percent of Registered Voters Voting Percent of Voting Age Population Voting
19521,533,5001,392,59490.81 %1,116,41480.17 %72.80 %
19561,622,5001,451,37589.45 %1,164,10480.21 %71.75 %
19601,753,7001,527,51087.10 %1,257,95282.35 %71.73 %
19641,857,9001,582,04685.15 %1,276,95680.72 %68.73 %
19681,975,0001,649,73483.53 %1,310,94279.46 %66.38 %
19722,306,0001,974,84985.64 %1,519,77176.96 %65.91 %
19762,546,0002,065,37881.12 %1,584,59076.72 %62.24 %
19802,992,0002,236,60374.75 %1,722,90477.03 %57.58 %
19843,182,0002,457,66777.24 %1,931,54678.59 %60.70 %
19883,417,0002,499,30973.14 %1,923,04376.94 %56.28 %
19923,818,0002,814,68073.72 %2,324,90782.60 %60.89 %
19964,122,0003,078,20874.68 %2,293,89574.52 %55.65 %
20004,368,0003,335,71476.37 %2,517,02875.46 %57.62 %
20044,646,0003,508,20875.51 %2,884,78382.23 %62.09 %
20085,010,8443,630,11872.45 %3,071,58784.61 %61.30 %
20125,221,1253,904,95974.79 %3,172,93081.25 %60.77 %

Mid-Term Elections

Year *Estimated Voting Age Population Registered Percentage of Voting Age Population Registered Votes Cast Percent of Registered Voters Voting Percent of Voting Age Population Voting
19581,703,2001,375,03580.73 %978,40071.15 %57.44 %
19621,813,5001,446,59379.77 %971,70667.17 %53.58 %
19661,869,4001,472,05478.74 %987,13467.06 %52.80 %
19702,078,0001,562,91675.21 %1,123,00071.85 %54.04 %
19742,419,0001,896,21478.39 %1,044,42555.08 %43.18 %
19782,651,0001,960,90073.97 %1,028,85452.47 %38.81 %
19823,119,0002,105,56367.51 %1,404,83166.72 %45.04 %
19863,307,0002,230,35467.44 %1,358,16060.89 %41.07 %
19903,650,0002,225,10160.96 %1,362,65161.24 %37.33 %
19944,000,0002,896,51972.41 %1,733,47159.85 %43.34 %
19984,257,0003,119,56273.28 %1,939,42162.17 %45.56 %
20024,519,0003,209,64871.03 %1,808,72056.35 %40.02 %
20064,821,0003,264,51167.71 %2,107,37064.55 %43.71 %
20105,149,7293,601,26869.93 %2,565,58971.24 %49.82 %


*Statistics obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Washington State Office of Financial Management.