Community Engagement Indicators

Voter Turnout

2018 Voter Turnout

  • Minnesota and Wisconsin are generally among the top states in the US in terms of voter turnout.
  • Voter turnout in Pierce and Polk Counties was notably lower than in the other jurisdictions in 2018.
  • In Washington County, two thirds of the eligible voters cast their ballots in the off-year election of 2018.

Voter Turnout 1

  • As expected, voter turnout is much higher in years in which there is a presidential contest (2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016) than in so-called “off-year” elections.
  • St. Croix County generally has a slightly higher rate of voter turnout than the state of Wisconsin and Pierce and Polk Counties slightly lower rates.
  • Voter turnout in 2018 was substantially higher than in other non-presidential election years.

Voter Turnout 2

  • Voter turnout is much lower in non-presidential election years (2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018).
  • Washington County consistently has a higher rate of voter turnout than the State of Minnesota.
  • The rate of voter turnout in all three jurisdictions has been trending downward.

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