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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.

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.

Here are the 10 states with the highest rates of voter registration:

  1. Alaska (81.38%)
  2. Michigan (80.91%)
  3. Kentucky (79.24%)
  4. Maine (79.02%)
  5. Vermont (78.86%)
  6. Rhode Island (76.68%)
  7. North Dakota (76.32%)
  8. Alabama (75.56%)
  9. Delaware (75.14%)
  10. New Hampshire (72.82%)

Number Of Registered Voters by State 2020

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Number Of Registered Voters by State 2020

* A previous version of this page contained data from 2018. The current data is the most recent provided by each state.
State Number of Registered Voters 2020 Pop. % Registered As Of
Alabama3,708,8044,908,62075.56%11/4/2020
Alaska597,319734,00281.38%11/3/2020
Arizona4,281,1527,378,49058.02%11/4/2020
Arkansas1,755,7753,039,00057.77%6/3/2020
California22,047,44839,937,50055.20%10/19/2020
Colorado4,238,5135,845,53072.51%11/1/2020
Connecticut2,375,5373,563,08066.67%10/29/2019
Delaware738,563982,89575.14%11/1/2020
Florida14,065,62721,993,00063.96%8/31/2020
Georgia7,233,58410,736,10067.38%11/1/2020
Hawaii830,0001,412,69058.75%10/29/2020
Idaho1,010,9841,826,16055.36%11/2/2020
Illinois8,036,53412,659,70063.48%3/17/2020
Indiana4,585,0246,745,35067.97%6/2/2020
Iowa2,245,0963,179,85070.60%11/2/2020
Kansas1,851,3972,910,36063.61%7/1/2020
Kentucky3,565,4284,499,69079.24%10/10/2020
Louisiana3,091,3404,645,18066.55%11/1/2020
Maine1,063,3831,345,79079.02%8/3/2020
Maryland4,141,4986,083,12068.08%10/13/2020
Massachusetts4,812,9096,976,60068.99%10/24/2020
Michigan8,127,04010,045,00080.91%11/3/2020
Minnesota3,588,5635,700,67062.95%11/2/2020
Mississippi1,985,9282,989,26066.44%11/3/2020
Missouri4,213,0926,169,27068.29%11/1/2018
Montana696,2921,086,76064.07%3/1/2020
Nebraska1,252,0891,952,57064.13%10/1/2020
Nevada1,821,3563,139,66058.01%11/2/2020
New Hampshire998,5371,371,25072.82%10/21/2020
New Jersey6,486,2998,936,57072.58%11/2/2020
New Mexico1,350,1812,096,64064.40%10/30/2020
New York13,555,54719,440,50069.73%11/1/2020
North Carolina7,361,21910,611,90069.37%11/3/2020
North Dakota581,379761,72376.32%3/1/2020
Ohio7,774,76711,747,70066.18%3/17/2020
Oklahoma2,259,1133,954,82057.12%11/1/2020
Oregon2,924,2924,301,09067.99%10/7/2020
Pennsylvania9,091,37112,820,90070.91%11/2/2020
Rhode Island809,8211,056,16076.68%11/3/2020
South Carolina3,513,2255,210,10067.43%11/3/2020
South Dakota578,666903,02764.08%11/3/2020
Tennessee3,931,2486,897,58056.99%6/1/2020
Texas16,211,19829,472,30055.00%3/1/2020
Utah1,857,8613,282,12056.61%11/3/2020
Vermont495,267628,06178.86%9/1/2020
Virginia5,975,6968,626,21069.27%11/1/2020
Washington4,861,4827,797,10062.35%10/27/2020
West Virginia1,268,4601,778,07071.34%10/13/2020
Wisconsin3,684,7265,851,75062.97%11/1/2020
Wyoming268,837567,02547.41%11/3/2020
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