Voter Participation Statistics

Presidential Elections

              Year  *Estimated Voting Age Population      Registered        Voters   Percent of Voting Age Population Registered    Ballots    Counted Percent of Registered Voters Voting Percent of Voting Age Population Voting
2020    5,958,785      4,892,871   82.11%    4,116,894   84.14% 69.09%
2016    5,557,921      4,270,270   76.83%    3,363,440   78.76% 60.52%
2012    5,221,125      3,904,959   74.79%    3,172,930   81.25% 60.77%
2008    5,010,844      3,630,118     72.45%    3,071,587   84.61% 61.30%
2004    4,646,000      3,508,208   75.51%    2,884,783   82.23% 62.09%
2000    4,368,000      3,335,714   76.37%    2,517,028   75.46% 57.62%
1996    4,122,000      3,078,208   74.68%    2,293,895   74.52% 55.65%
1992    3,818,000      2,814,680   73.72%    2,324,907   82.60% 60.89%
1988    3,417,000      2,499,309   73.14%    1,923,043   76.94% 56.28%
1984    3,182,000      2,457,667   77.24%    1,931,546   78.59% 60.70%
1980    2,992,000      2,236,603   74.75%    1,772,904   79.27% 59.25%
1976    2,546,000      2,065,378   81.12%    1,584,590   76.72% 62.24%
1972    2,306,000      1,974,849   85.64%    1,519,771   76.96% 65.91%
1968    1,975,000      1,649,734   83.53%    1,310,942   79.46% 66.38%
1964    1,857,900      1,582,046   85.15%    1,276,956   80.72% 68.73%
1960    1,753,700      1,527,510   87.10%    1,257,952   82.35% 71.73%
1956    1,622,500      1,451,375   89.45%    1,164,104   80.21% 71.75%
1952    1,533,500      1,392,594   90.81%    1,116,414   80.17% 72.80%

 

Mid-Term Elections

             Year   *Estimated Voting Age Population      Registered        Voters   Percent of Voting Age Population Registered    Ballots    Counted Percent of Registered Voters Voting Percent of Voting Age Population Voting
2018    5,903,135      4,362,459   73.90%    3,133,462   71.83% 53.08%
2014    5,376,986      3,922,248   72.95%    2,124,330   54.16% 39.51%
2010    5,149,729      3,601,268   69.93%    2,565,589   71.24% 49.82%
2006    4,821,000      3,264,511   67.71%    2,107,370   64.55% 43.71%
2002    4,519,000      3,209,648   71.03%    1,808,720   56.35% 40.02%
1998    4,257,000      3,119,562   73.28%    1,939,421   62.17% 45.56%
1994    4,000,000      2,896,519   72.41%    1,733,471   59.85% 43.34%
1990    3,650,000      2,225,101   60.96%    1,362,651   61.24% 37.33%
1986    3,307,000      2,230,354   67.44%    1,358,160   60.89% 41.07%
1982    3,119,000      2,105,563   67.51%    1,404,831   66.72% 45.04%
1978    2,651,000      1,960,900   73.97%    1,028,854   52.47% 38.81%
1974    2,419,000      1,896,214   78.39%    1,044,425   55.08% 43.18%
1970    2,078,000      1,562,916   75.21%    1,123,000   71.85% 54.04%
1966    1,869,400      1,472,054   78.74%    987,134   67.06% 52.80%
1962    1,813,500      1,446,593   79.77%    971,706   67.17% 53.58%
1958 1,703,200 1,375,035 80.73% 978,400 71.15% 57.44%

 

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