New York State’s Voter Turnout This Year Was Lowest in U.S.

November 17, 2010  |  

(New York Times) — Despite contests for every statewide office for the first time in decades, a smaller share of eligible voters turned out two weeks ago in New York than in any other state.  In fact, New York’s turnout was lower than in any midterm election for at least three decades. On the basis of unofficial returns, about 40 percent of registered New Yorkers voted on Nov. 2. But an analysis by the United States Election Project at George Mason University found that only 32.1 percent of the 13.4 million who were eligible — citizens 18 and older who are not convicted felons — actually voted.

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