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59.5
61.2
Comparison: 59.5
Unit: percent
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Voter Turnout

Value: 61.2 percent
Measurement
Period:
2008
Location: County : Dallas
Located in:
Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA): Dallas-Plano-Irving
Substate Region: Region 3a
TEA Region: Region 10
State: Texas
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Comparison: TX Counties
Categories: Government & Politics / Elections & Voting
Social Environment / Social & Civic Involvement
What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the percentage of registered voters who voted in the last presidential election.
Why this is important: 
Voting is one of the most fundamental rights of a democratic society. Exercising this right allows a nation to choose elected officials and hold them accountable. Voting ensures that all citizens have the opportunity to voice their opinions on issues such as the use of tax dollars, civil rights and foreign policy. By voting, individuals shape their communities and influence the next generation of society. A high level of turnout indicates that citizens are involved in and interested in who represents them in the political system.
Technical Note:  The regional value is compared to the Texas state value.
Source: Texas Secretary of State
URL of Source:   http://www.sos.state.tx.us/index.html
URL of Data:   http://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/historical/counties....
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute

Time Series Data

2004: 55.9 2008: 61.2

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Unit: percent
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Voter Turnout

Value: 61.2 percent
Measurement
Period:
2008
Location: County : Dallas
Located in:
Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA): Dallas-Plano-Irving
Substate Region: Region 3a
TEA Region: Region 10
State: Texas
[ View Every County ]
Comparison: Prior Value
Categories: Government & Politics / Elections & Voting
Social Environment / Social & Civic Involvement
What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the percentage of registered voters who voted in the last presidential election.
Why this is important: 
Voting is one of the most fundamental rights of a democratic society. Exercising this right allows a nation to choose elected officials and hold them accountable. Voting ensures that all citizens have the opportunity to voice their opinions on issues such as the use of tax dollars, civil rights and foreign policy. By voting, individuals shape their communities and influence the next generation of society. A high level of turnout indicates that citizens are involved in and interested in who represents them in the political system.
Technical Note:  The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were not taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
Source: Texas Secretary of State
URL of Source:   http://www.sos.state.tx.us/index.html
URL of Data:   http://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/historical/counties....
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute

Time Series Data

2004: 55.9 2008: 61.2

percent

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