UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Voter Turnout

2016 Voter Turnout

  • In 2016 voter turnout was highest in Washington and St. Croix Counties.
  • Voter turnout in Burnett and St. Croix Counties was above the WI average; Pierce and Polk turnout was lower than the state average.
  • Voter turnout in Washington and Chisago Counties was above the MN average.

Source: MN data from Minnesota Compass calculations by Wilder Research. WI data calculated by the SRC with data from the Wisconsin Elections Commission and Demographic Services Bureau.

2016 Voter Turnout 1

2016 Voter Turnout 2

  • Voter turnout peaks during presidential elections.
  • Voter turnout in the Wisconsin counties often lags the state average in off-year elections.
  • Voter turnout is trending downward over time in both states, but in a more pronounced way in Minnesota

Source: MN data from calculations by Wilder Research for Minnesota Compass. WI data from the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism and calculations by the SRC with data from the Wisconsin Elections Commission and the Demographic Services Bureau.

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