Posted by: nevadansagainstgarbage | November 4, 2010

2010 General Election Results- November 2, 2010

People often complain about low voter turnout in the U.S., which has declined over time and is much lower than voter turnout in other countries. Voter turnout in the U.S. has generally decreased over time, from greater than 60% in every presidential election year during the 1960s, to less than 60% in every presidential election since, and below 50% in 1996. The pattern is the same for midterm elections – voter turnout was close to 50% in the 1960s, and fell to below 40% starting in the 1970s. Voter turnout among younger folks is even worse. Here’s the reported voter participation by age group in 2006:
18-20: 17%
21-24: 22%
25-34: 28%
35-44: 40%
45-64: 54%
65+ : 61%
Source: 2010 U.S. Statistical Abstract
By contrast, Nevada voter turnout, statewide, was about 64 percent and our local voter turnout was close to 80 percent; we should be proud of that.
Click here for the local results.

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