Advertisement

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

Advertisement – Content Continues Below

(Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

KSTP

Copyright 2017 - KSTP-TV, LLC A Hubbard Broadcasting Company

Advertisement
House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, March 24, 2017, as a showdown is set for a vote on the Republican health care overhaul after President Donald Trump made clear he is finished negotiating with GOP holdouts.

House Republicans Withdraw Health Care Bill

This is an undated photo released by the Metropolitan Police of Khalid Masood. Authorities identified Masood, a 52-year-old Briton as the man who mowed down pedestrians and stabbed a policeman to death outside Parliament in London.

London Attacker was Cheerful, Joking on Eve of Rampage

Federal Assessment of St. Anthony Police Department to Include Look at Traffic Stops

Numerous law enforcement vehicles and SWAT teams respond to shooter Wednesday at an apartment complex in Rothschild, Wisconsin.

Suspect Identified in Quadruple Wisconsin Shooting

Regents Look to Commission Independent Review of Gophers Football Players Investigation

President Donald Trump, flanked by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, and Energy Secretary Rick Perry, is seen in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington Friday, during the announcing of the approval of a permit to build the Keystone XL pipeline.

Trump Administration Approves Keystone XL Pipeline

Advertisement