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Why was voter turnout so high in some states?

How often does the total number of registered voters change?

  • Voters can register and update their address through 8pm on Election Day. Therefore, the total number of registered voters may change daily. * This number is an estimate provided by the counties and may not reflect the actual number of ballots on hand.

Where do the turnout figures come from?

  • Emily Liu and Daniel Hoerauf contributed data analysis. Turnout figures are based on historic and current estimates from the U.S. Elections Project of citizens age 18 and over who are eligible to register and vote, and of ballots cast. More information on the voting-eligible population estimates can be found here.

Will 2020 be the highest voter turnout in living memory?

  • Expansions to the American electorate have often caused turnout to fall, and American’s highest-turnout years were all in the 19th century. 2020 won’t come close to an all-time record, but it’s certainly the highest in living memory. Emily Liu and Daniel Hoerauf contributed data analysis.

image-Why was voter turnout so high in some states?
image-Why was voter turnout so high in some states?
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