Voter Turnout by Election

1898 - 2006 are unofficial totals. Those elections occurred prior to the current database and have been manually collected from archived documents.

Prior to 1938, voter registration was handled by the city clerks and, in unincorporated areas, by the County Auditor. It was not until the election reforms of the early 1930s that the oversight of voter list management transferred to the County Auditor. Prior to that, each city clerk managed their own list and did not publish voter registration numbers. No precinct could have more than 250 registered voters and in a state with 898,159 (1938) registered voters that meant 3,593 precincts. There was no singular tracking of overall voter registration numbers until the mid 1930s.

 

ElectionDate Description Total Counties Total Precincts NumberOfRegisteredVoters TotalBallotsCast Turnout
8/1/2017 Primary 35 6,351 3,781,977 1,017,946 26.92%
4/25/2017 April Special Election 15 568 388,199 125,027 32.21%
2/14/2017 February Special Election 35 1,445 815,106 314,039 38.53%
11/8/2016 General Election 39 7,165 4,270,270 3,363,440 78.76%
8/2/2016 Primary 39 7,147 4,102,624 1,431,058 34.88%
5/24/2016 Presidential Primary 39 7,142 4,088,029 1,421,841 34.78%
4/26/2016 April Special Election 22 3,489 989,862 323,691 32.70%
2/9/2016 February Special Election 34 5,370 2,227,833 741,857 33.30%
11/3/2015 General Election 39 7,237 3,974,947 1,528,272 38.45%
8/4/2015 Primary 34 5,917 3,356,735 817,876 24.37%
4/28/2015 April Special Election 20 3,363 1,720,133 480,586 27.94%
2/10/2015 February Special Election 35 1,408 771,690 314,606 40.77%
11/4/2014 General Election 39 7,068 3,922,248 2,124,330 54.16%
8/5/2014 Primary 39 6,978 3,925,663 1,222,710 31.15%
4/22/2014 April Special Election 21 3,159 1,589,634 586,032 36.87%
2/11/2014 February Special Election 37 3,190 2,245,127 744,899 33.18%
11/5/2013 General Election 39 7,014 3,914,786 1,772,290 45.27%
8/6/2013 Primary 36 3,505 3,221,285 837,098 25.99%
4/23/2013 April Special Election 21 478 272,986 107,132 39.24%
2/12/2013 February Special Election 31 1,118 760,369 305,806 40.22%
11/6/2012 General Election 39 6,975 3,904,959 3,172,939 81.25%
8/7/2012 Primary 39 6,978 3,731,657 1,435,928 38.48%
4/17/2012 April Special Election 21 647 476,048 189,110 39.72%
2/14/2012 February Special Election 39 2,324 1,394,035 586,487 42.07%
11/8/2011 General Election 39 6,792 3,658,413 1,936,950 52.95%
8/16/2011 Primary 35 5,123 2,776,149 819,991 29.54%
5/17/2011 May Special Election 6 96 67,614 32,616 48.24%
4/26/2011 April Special Election 16 281 126,081 59,936 47.54%
2/8/2011 February Special Election 28 967 674,769 290,286 43.02%
11/2/2010 General Election 39 6,777 3,601,268 2,565,589 71.24%
8/17/2010 Primary 39 6,778 3,592,079 1,471,791 40.97%
5/18/2010 May Special Election 1 27 11,389 6,605 57.99%
4/27/2010 April Special Election 15 828 538,920 213,163 39.55%
2/9/2010 February Special Election 35 2,379 1,615,185 646,608 40.03%
11/3/2009 General Election 39 6,767 3,583,278 1,823,364 50.89%
8/18/2009 Primary 32 4,785 2,334,067 724,598 31.04%
5/19/2009 May Special Election 9 276 100,586 47,472 47.20%
4/28/2009 April Special Election 2 31 4,124 2,284 55.38%
3/10/2009 March Special Election 18 557 353,088 163,045 46.18%
2/3/2009 February Special Election 21 740 391,851 161,131 41.12%
11/4/2008 General Election 39 6,671 3,630,118 3,071,587 84.61%
8/19/2008 Primary 39 6,674 3,417,355 1,455,756 42.60%
5/20/2008 May Special Election 11 523 354,659 154,001 43.42%
4/22/2008 April Special Election 6 56 27,211 12,413 45.62%
3/11/2008 March Special Election 12 409 278,200 109,937 39.52%
2/19/2008 February Special Election 39 6,685 3,311,503 1,386,701 41.88%
11/6/2007 General Election 39 6,691 3,288,642 1,645,652 50.04%
8/21/2007 2007 Primary - - 2,680,339 757,311 28.25%
11/7/2006 2006 General - - 3,264,511 2,107,370 64.55%
9/19/2006 2006 Primary - - 3,182,209 1,243,992 39.09%
11/8/2005 2005 General - - 3,374,541 1,850,017 54.82%
9/20/2005 2005 Primary - - 2,701,807 863,489 31.96%
11/2/2004 2004 General - - 3,514,436 2,883,655 82.05%
9/14/2004 2004 Primary - - 3,279,205 1,480,247 45.14%
11/4/2003 2003 General - - 3,212,043 1,300,602 40.49%
9/16/2003 2003 Primary - - 1,076,966 194,001 18.01%
11/5/2002 2002 General - - 3,209,648 1,808,720 56.35%
9/17/2002 2002 Primary - - 3,238,601 1,107,861 34.21%
11/6/2001 2001 General - - 3,291,103 1,464,891 44.51%
9/18/2001 2001 Primary - - 323,927 62,657 19.34%
11/7/2000 2000 General - - 3,335,714 2,517,028 75.46%
9/19/2000 2000 Primary - - 3,234,700 1,319,775 40.80%
11/1/1999 1999 General - - 3,099,553 1,790,518 57.77%
9/1/1999 1999 Primary - - 283,101 79,885 28.22%
11/1/1998 1998 General - - 3,119,562 1,939,421 62.17%
9/1/1998 1998 Primary - - 3,082,341 1,087,650 35.29%
11/1/1997 1997 General - - 3,032,992 1,718,307 56.65%
9/1/1997 1997 Primary - - 63,988 24,657 38.53%
11/1/1996 1996 General - - 3,078,208 2,293,895 74.52%
9/1/1996 1996 Primary - - 2,973,143 1,250,617 42.06%
11/1/1995 1995 General - - 2,834,181 1,397,039 49.29%
9/1/1995 1995 Primary - - 540,889 184,822 34.17%
11/1/1994 1994 General - - 2,896,319 1,733,371 59.85%
9/1/1994 1994 Primary - - 2,846,753 983,196 34.54%
11/1/1993 1993 General - - 2,780,033 1,542,599 55.49%
9/14/1993 1993 Primary - - 250,398 54,001 21.57%
11/1/1992 1992 General - - 2,814,680 2,324,907 82.60%
9/15/1992 1992 Primary - - 2,583,731 1,183,288 45.80%
11/1/1991 1991 General - - 2,266,617 1,539,034 67.90%
9/17/1991 1991 Primary - - 34,888 12,440 35.66%
11/1/1990 1990 General - - 2,225,101 1,362,651 61.24%
9/18/1990 1990 Primary - - 2,184,605 670,874 30.71%
11/1/1989 1989 General - - 2,221,407 1,068,721 48.11%
11/1/1988 1988 General - - 2,499,309 1,923,043 76.94%
9/20/1988 1988 Primary - - 2,317,338 964,291 41.61%
11/1/1987 1987 General - - 2,171,365 918,816 42.32%
11/1/1986 1986 General - - 2,230,354 1,358,160 60.89%
9/16/1986 1986 Primary - - 2,181,843 667,818 30.61%
11/1/1985 1985 General - - 2,239,900 900,078 40.18%
11/1/1984 1984 General - - 2,457,667 1,931,546 78.59%
9/18/1984 1984 Primary - - 2,267,432 932,820 41.14%
11/1/1983 1983 General - - 2,109,096 1,238,395 58.72%
9/20/1983 1983 Primary - - 2,076,695 695,124 33.47%
11/1/1982 1982 General - - 2,105,563 1,404,831 66.72%
9/16/1982 1982 Primary - - 2,052,851 725,531 35.34%
11/1/1981 1981 General - - 2,029,631 948,359 46.73%
11/1/1980 1980 General - - 2,236,603 1,772,904 79.27%
9/16/1980 1980 Primary - - 2,064,970 991,660 48.02%
11/1/1979 1979 General - - 1,902,047 923,237 48.54%
11/1/1978 1978 General - - 1,960,900 1,028,854 52.47%
9/19/1978 1978 Primary - - 1,917,683 559,735 29.19%
11/1/1977 1977 General - - 1,890,377 991,911 52.47%
9/20/1977 1977 Primary - - - - -
11/1/1976 1976 General - - 2,065,378 1,584,590 76.72%
9/21/1976 1976 Primary - - 1,970,150 866,358 43.97%
11/1/1975 1975 General - - 1,803,422 1,000,427 55.47%
9/16/1975 1975 Primary - - 1,774,141 360,299 20.31%
11/1/1974 1974 General - - 1,896,214 1,044,425 55.08%
9/17/1974 1974 Primary - - 1,865,723 503,132 26.97%
11/1/1973 1973 General - - 1,821,514 1,052,526 57.78%
11/1/1972 1972 General - - 1,974,849 1,519,771 76.96%
9/19/1972 1972 Primary - - 1,856,847 917,887 49.43%
11/1/1970 1970 General - - 1,562,916 1,123,000 71.85%
9/15/1970 1970 Primary - - 1,518,490 696,948 45.90%
11/1/1968 1968 General - - 1,646,831 1,310,942 79.60%
9/1/1968 1968 Primary - - 1,566,723 708,570 45.23%
11/1/1966 1966 General - - 1,577,793 1,053,525 66.77%
9/1/1966 1966 Primary - - 1,450,192 643,477 44.37%
11/1/1964 1964 General - - 1,582,046 1,276,956 80.72%
9/1/1964 1964 Primary - - 1,501,906 841,932 56.06%
11/1/1962 1962 General - - 1,446,593 971,706 67.17%
9/1/1962 1962 Primary - - 1,412,400 546,886 38.72%
11/4/1958 1958 General - - 1,375,035 978,400 71.15%
9/9/1958 1958 Primary - - 1,338,757 574,003 42.88%
11/6/1956 1956 General - - 1,451,375 1,164,104 80.21%
9/11/1956 1956 Primary - - 1,363,332 762,690 55.94%
11/2/1954 1954 General - - 1,292,871 890,509 68.88%
9/14/1954 1954 Primary - - 1,269,951 475,011 37.40%
11/4/1952 1952 General - - 1,392,594 1,116,414 80.17%
9/9/1952 1952 Primary - - 1,316,489 714,145 54.25%
11/7/1950 1950 General - - 1,217,942 800,573 65.73%
9/12/1950 1950 Primary - - 1,170,604 494,648 42.26%
11/2/1948 1948 General - - 1,304,406 917,518 70.34%
9/14/1948 1948 Primary - - 1,255,011 558,437 44.50%
11/5/1946 1946 General - - 1,078,723 694,706 64.40%
7/9/1946 1946 July Primary - - 984,881 399,249 40.54%
11/7/1944 1944 General - - 1,024,112 865,779 84.54%
7/11/1944 1944 July Primary - - 796,302 369,293 46.38%
11/3/1942 1942 General - - 913,481 462,656 50.65%
9/8/1942 1942 Primary - - 897,983 293,222 32.65%
11/5/1940 1940 General - - 964,466 802,394 83.20%
9/10/1940 1940 Primary - - 869,029 549,694 63.25%
11/8/1938 1938 General - - 898,159 632,813 70.46%
9/13/1938 1938 Primary - - 853,826 478,317 56.02%
11/3/1936 1936 General - - 854,385 701,131 82.06%
9/8/1936 1936 Primary - - 784,852 512,233 65.26%
11/6/1934 1934 General - - - 524,967 -
9/11/1934 1934 Primary - - - 376,825 -
11/8/1932 1932 General - - - 632,029 -
9/13/1932 1932 Primary - - - 854,091 -
11/4/1930 1930 General - - - 360,087 -
9/9/1930 1930 Primary - - - 615,273 -
11/6/1928 1928 General - - - 340,381 -
9/11/1928 1928 Primary - - - - -
11/2/1926 1926 General - - - 349,381 -
9/14/1926 1926 Primary - - - 255,066 -
11/4/1924 1924 General - - - 445,222 -
9/9/1924 1924 Primary - - - - -
9/25/1923 1923 Special Election - - - - -
6/19/1923 1923 June Special Primary - - - - -
11/7/1922 1922 General - - - 313,468 -
9/12/1922 1922 Primary - - - - -
11/2/1920 1920 General - - - 414,691 -
9/14/1920 1920 Primary - - - - -
11/5/1918 1918 General - - - 215,684 -
9/10/1918 1918 Primary - - - - -
11/7/1916 1916 General - - - 392,709 -
9/12/1916 1916 Primary - - - - -
11/3/1914 1914 General - - - 381,643 -
9/8/1914 1914 Primary - - - - -
11/5/1912 1912 General - - - 331,790 -
9/10/1912 1912 Primary - - - - -
11/8/1910 1910 General - - - - -
9/13/1910 1910 Primary - - - - -
11/3/1908 1908 General - - - - -
9/8/1908 1908 Primary - - - - -
11/6/1906 1906 General - - - 168,185 -
11/8/1904 1904 General - - - 144,669 -
11/6/1900 1900 General - - - 106,529 -
11/8/1898 1898 General - - - 155,485 -