Voter Turnout: The 6 States That Rank Highest, and Why
Which state will have the highest voter turnout on Nov. 6? History suggests it will be one of the following six.
Using data from the United States Elections Project at George Mason University in Virginia, the Monitor ranked the states by their average turnout as a percentage of eligible voters (the voting age population excluding ineligible felons and noncitizens) for the past six elections.
On average, about half (51.6 percent) of eligible US voters cast ballots, but six states averaged more than 60 percent. The policies and attitudes in these states may hold lessons for those trying to get out the vote around the country.
Here is a countdown to the top states in voter turnout.