Voter turnout in US presidential elections by ethnicity 1964-2020

Voter turnout rates* among select ethnicities in US presidential elections from 1964 to 2020

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United States

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1964 to 2020

Supplementary notes

*Voter turnout figures relate to the share of eligible voters who take part in the election, and does not represent the share of the entire population (for example, under-18's, non-citizens, felons (rules vary)).
Residents in US overseas territories are eligible to vote in general elections, but may not vote in the presidential election.

**Prior to 2004, data regarding to Asian voters included Pacific Islanders, therefore subsequent data may not be comparable with earlier numbers.

***Non-Hispanic whites are defined as European Americans, Middle Eastern Americans, and North African Americans, who do not have Hispanic ancestry. Their data is also included in the "White"category.

Note: Prior to 1972, data is for people 21 to 24 years of age with the exception of those aged 18 to 24 in Georgia and Kentucky, 19 to 24 in Alaska, and 20 to 24 in Hawaii. In 1972 the minimum voting age was reduced from 21 to 18 for all states with the passage of the Twenty-sixth Amendment,

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