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U.S. Voter Turnout Up in 2004, Census Bureau Reports
| Sixty-four percent of
U.S. citizens age 18 and over voted in the 2004 presidential
election, up from 60 percent in 2000, the U.S. Census Bureau
reported today. Tables from a November survey also show that of 197
million citizens, 72 percent (142 million) reported they were
registered to vote. Among those registered, 89 percent (126 million)
said they voted. In the 2000 election, 70 percent of citizens were
registered; and among them, 86 percent voted.
Other highlights from the Voting and Registration in the Election of November 2004 online tables pertaining to the voting-age citizen population:
Voting rates in the online tables are calculated using the voting-age population, which includes citizens and noncitizens.
The data are from the November 2004 Voting and Registration Supplement to the Current Population Survey (CPS). Statistics from surveys are subject to sampling and nonsampling error. The CPS estimate of overall turnout (125.7 million) differs from the “official” turnout, as reported by the Clerk of the House (122.3 million).
For further information on the source of the data and accuracy of the estimates, including standard errors and confidence intervals, go to <http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/voting.html>.
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