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Voter turnout among male voters in U.S. presidential elections 1964-2016

In presidential elections until 1980, eligible male voters had a higher turnout rate than that of their female counterparts, however this trend has reversed in the past four decades. Another trend that began in 1980, was the direct correlation between age and participation, where the likelihood of voting increased with age. Over the 52 year period shown here, turnout among male voters has ranged between 72 percent and 53 percent, with younger voters consistently having the lowest turnout. Since 1964, male voters aged between 18 and 24 have had the lowest participation rate, ranging from just over fifty percent in the 1960s, to below 30 percent in the 2000 election. In the 2016 election, male voters had a 54 percent turnout rate, with those in the 65 and over age bracket voting at almost twice the rate of those aged 18 to 24.

Voter turnout rates* among male voters by age in U.S. presidential elections from 1964 to 2016

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United States

Survey time period

1964 to 2016

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 U.S. overseas territories are eligible to vote in general elections, but may not vote in the presidential election.

**Data from before 1972 is for 21 to 24 year olds, except for voters in Georgia and Kentucky (18-24), Alaska (19-24) and Hawaii (20-24). The 26th Amendment to the U.S. constitution lowered the minimum voting age to 18 across the country.

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