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Idaho: Voter participation rate

Voter participation rate calculates how many registered voters cast ballots, while voters by population divides the total voting-age population by ballots cast.
 
In Idaho in 2016:
  • the voter participation rate was 76 percent,
  • the voters by population was 57 percent,
  • the number of registered voters at cutoff was 805,074,
  • the number of people who registered on election day was 131,455, 
  • the number of ballots cast was 710,545, and
  • the total number of registered voters was 936,529.
 

To get the most out of this indicator . . .

Ask questions:

· Voter participation rate can be associated with the ethnicity and mobility of the population. What’s the ethnic make-up of your county (e.g., how many are Hispanic and how many are non-Hispanic)? Also, what is the migration rate?

· What is the percentage of population who speak English less than very well?

· Is the Hispanic population growing at a different rate than the population as a whole?

Dig deeper:

· Look at the county rankings for your state and/or view maps to see how your county compares to others.

· Use the U.S. Census Bureau’s American FactFinder to learn more about the local Hispanic population. Many indicators at this site report data for both Hispanics and non-Hispanics. See http://factfinder2.census.gov.

· Take a Big Picture view of your county.

· If you have specific questions, send us an e-mail.



Note: The turnout rate data for the U.S. and states were generated using Voting-age population and Total ballots counted (estimated) from United States Elections Project

Source: 2010-2016: Idaho Secretary of State, (https://sos.idaho.gov/elect/results/history.html);
U.S. and State data 2010-2016: United States Elections Project, (http://www.electproject.org/home/voter-turnout/voter-turnout-data);



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