Based on meticulous research on participation in U.S. elections dating back to 1788, this important new work provides comprehensive turnout statistics for general and primary elections for presidential, congressional, and state gubernatorial races. Extensive graphs and tables detail over two centuries of trends:
Turnout data presented in 20-year periods
Voter turnout by party affiliation
State level data
Voter turnout-the percentage of eligible citizens who cast ballots in a given election- offers insight into the health of American democracy at any given moment in time or over a span of years. Ideal for elections scholars and researchers at academic, community college, and public libraries, Voter Turnout in the United States will be a must-have reference for those interested in American elections and civic participation in politics.
Annual state-by-state voter turnout statistics date back to the early years of the republic during the rise of mass electoral behavior
Turnout for presidential, U.S. Senate and state gubernatorial elections, plus aggregate state-level data for U.S. House elections
Election law changes that impact voting trends
Figures and graphs with aggregate trends in participation rates over time
Curtis Gans is Director of the Center for the Study of the American Electorate at American University. As director of the Committee, Gans is the acknowledged ranking expert on voter turnout and participation.