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Number Of Registered Voters By State 2020

Voter registration is the requirement that a person who is eligible to vote registers on an electoral roll before that person is entitled or permitted to vote. Voter registration may be automatic or may require each eligible person to submit an application. Registration varies between jurisdictions.

Almost 92 million eligible Americans did not vote in the 2016 presidential election. Voter registration and participation are crucial for the nation’s democracy to function properly and for the US government to provide fair representation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Low voter registration numbers and low voter turnout can be the result of several factors. In order to increase voter registration and participation, barriers to registering to vote and barriers to voting must be eliminated, such as additional restrictions on identification forms, and reforms to ensure all eligible ballots will be securely counted. Additionally, those who have alienated from the democratic process or discouraged from voting must feel that their voice is heard by their leaders and encouraged to participate in elections.

Some pro-voter policies that have shown to increase voter registration and participation are automatic voter registration, same-day voter registration, preregistration, online registration, early voting, no-excuse absentee voting, and restoring rights for formerly incarcerated people.

While California has the highest number of registered voters at 15,690,000, the state has the second-lowest percentage of registered voters when compared to its total population. Registered voters in California make up 51.90% of its total population. Hawaii has the lowest percentage of 49.50%.

Maine has the highest percentage of registered voters of 77.10% (828,000) registered voters. Only nine states the District of Columbia have percentages of registered voters of 70% or higher.

Below is a table of each state’s total number of registered voters and the percentage of registered voters compared to the total population.

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Number Of Registered Voters By State

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State Number of Registered Voters % of Population

2020 Pop.

Maine                                           828,000                           77.10%                                1,345,790

Mississippi                               1,599,000                           72.90%                                  2,989,260

Michigan                                  5,453,000                           71.20%                               10,045,029

North Dakota                             397,000                            70.90%                                   761,723

Kentucky                                 2,389,000                             70.90%                               4,499,692

Minnesota                              3,000,000                             70.80%                                5,700,671

Missouri                                  3,299,000                             70.60%                                6,169,270

Wisconsin                                3,129,000                             70.50%                               5,851,754

Montana                                    579,000                                70.40%                               1,086,759

Iowa                                         1,658,000                               69.80%                               3,179,849

Oregon                                    2,274,000                               69.10%                               4,301,089

Ohio6,062,00068.30%11,747,694

Vermont343,00068.10%628,061

Kansas1,449,00067.40%2,910,357

New Hampshire726,00067.20%1,371,246

Washington3,852,00066.70%7,797,095

Alabama2,490,00066.40%4,908,621

Maryland3,095,00066.30%6,083,116

South Dakota429,00066.20%903,027

Louisiana2,263,00065.40%4,645,184

Pennsylvania6,469,00065.20%12,820,878

North Carolina5,160,00065.20%10,611,862

Virginia4,159,00065.10%8,626,207

Alaska337,00064.40%734,002

Utah1,443,00064.20%3,282,115

Rhode Island532,00064.20%1,056,161

West Virginia892,00063.40%1,778,070

Indiana3,131,00062.50%6,745,354

Wyoming268,00062.40%567,025

Illinois6,068,00062.40%12,659,682

Delaware472,00062.40%982,895

South Carolina2,430,00062.10%5,210,095

Oklahoma1,777,00062.00%3,954,821

Nebraska883,00061.90%1,952,570

Georgia4,840,00061.70%10,736,059

New Jersey4,297,00061.30%8,936,574

Massachusetts3,345,00061.30%6,976,597

Tennessee3,183,00061.20%6,897,576

Connecticut1,726,00060.90%3,563,077

Colorado2,645,00060.80%5,845,526

Arizona3,262,00060.80%7,378,494

New Mexico916,00058.10%2,096,640

Idaho743,00057.20%1,826,156

Florida9,435,00056.00%21,992,985

Arkansas1,262,00055.80%3,038,999

New York8,553,00055.30%19,440,469

Texas11,634,00055.20%29,472,295

Nevada1,277,00055.00%3,139,658

California15,690,00051.90%39,937,489

Hawaii523,00049.50%1,412,687