49Voter Turnout in the United States (recent) Presidential Elections– 49% - 62%Midterm (Congressional) Elections– 40%State and Local Elections– 20% to 25%Austria and Sweden-- +90%
502010 Midterm turnout rate to 40.3% OHIO- VEP- 46.0%VAP- 44.7%18 and older- 8,880,1202.2%Prisoners- 51,606
51A little over a century ago, voter participation in these United States was outstanding. Nearly 80% of eligible voters turned out to votestates had over 90% turnout1896- Indiana had 97% turnoutIn the last few decades, turnout has hovered around 50%
52Decline in Voting: Apparent or Real??? Parties Printed Ballots and Counted VotesFloaters and Repeaters"VOTE EARLY AND OFTEN!"