Presidential Election Voter Statistics
Statistic Verification
Source: Associated Press Election Research Group, George Mason University
Research Date: August 1st, 2015

Questions: How many people are registered to vote in America? What percent of the population votes in a Presidential election? How many people voted in the last election?

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YearVoting-Age PopulationVoter RegistrationVoter TurnoutTurnout of Voting-Age Population
2012218,959,000146,311,000126,144,00057.5 %
2008208,323,000182,578,209131,304,35762.3 %
2004201,780,000174,862,732122,265,43060.6 %
2000194,327,000156,421,311105,399,31354.2%
1996196,511,000146,211,96096,456,34549.1 %
1992189,529,000133,821,178104,405,15555.1 %
1988182,778,000126,379,62891,594,69350.1 %
1984174,466,000124,150,61492,652,68053.1 %
1980164,597,000113,043,73486,515,22152.6 %
1976152,309,190105,037,98681,555,78953.6 %
1972140,776,00097,328,54177,718,55455.2 %
1968120,328,18681,658,18073,211,87560.8 %
1964114,090,00073,715,81870,644,59261.9 %
1960109,159,00064,833,09668,838,20463.1 %
1956104,273,00059,394,72366,683,19362.4 %
195299,494,00055,839,74862,609,20752 %
Presidential Voter Turnout DemographicsPercent Voted
Race 
White64.8 %
Black60.5 %
Asian32.1 %
Hispanic31.6 %
Sex 
Male55.7 %
Female60.4 %
Income 
$150,000 +75.1 %
$50,000 – $149,00071.1 %
$10,000 – $49,00048.2 %
Less than $10,00041.3 %
Education Level 
Advanced Degree76.2 %
Bachelor’s Degree71.8 %
Some College65 %
High School Graduate50.9 %
Some High School33.7 %
Less Than 9th Grade23.4 %

Prior to 1964, African-Americans in the south were considered eligible voters but were almost universally unable to vote until the Voting Rights Act became law in 1965 because of Jim Crow laws.

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