Colorado Voter Turnout One of the Best in the US
When it comes to exercising, Coloradans enjoy the plentiful opportunities for the physical kind. They're also one of the best at exercising their right to vote.
The report, America Goes to the Polls, recognized Colorado as the fourth highest state in voter turnout with 72.1% of the state's registered voters taking part in the 2016 election.
Voter turnout in Colorado was almost 12% higher than the national voter turnout of 60.2%.
The top 5 states for voter turnout in the 2016 election are:
- Minnesota - 74.8%
- Maine - 72.8%
- New Hampshire - 72.5%
- Colorado - 72.1%
- Wisconsin - 70.5%
- Iowa - 69%
The report says the top six states for voter turnout all have same day voter registration allowing the convenience of registering or updating registration information at the polls.
Five of the six top states were considered battleground states for the 2016 Presidential Election which may have played a role in voter turnout.
The states with the lowest percentage of voter turnout, Hawaii, West Virginia, Texas, Tennessee, and Arkansas were not battleground states.
They also ended voter registration, including updating information, up to a month before the election.