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Minnesota Tops Voter Participation List in 2016 Election

Minnesota Tops Voter Participation List in 2016 Election Photo: AP/ File

March 17, 2017 08:43 AM

Minnesota leads the nation once again in voter turnout for a presidential election.
    
It's the second consecutive presidential election that the state had the most voters going to the polls, and the eighth time in the past nine presidential elections.
    
Nonprofit VOTE and the US Election Project compiled the numbers. About 75 percent of eligible voters in Minnesota cast ballots in the 2016 election. Nationwide, about 60 percent of eligible voters went to the polls for the presidential election. That's up one percentage point from 2012.
    
Experts say same-day voter registration has contributed to high voter participation. Minnesota has had same-day registration since 1974.

RELATED: Minnesota Shatters Single-Day Online Voter Registration Record

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