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Voter Turnout

This indicator shows the percentage of registered voters who voted in the last presidential election.

Voter Turnout

59.5
61.2
Comparison: TX Counties 

61.2

percent
Measurement Period: 2008

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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Categories: Government & Politics / Elections & Voting, Social Environment / Social & Civic Involvement
Technical Note: The regional value is compared to the Texas state value.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute

Why is this 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.

Voter Turnout : Time Series

2004: 55.9 2008: 61.2

percent

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Voter Turnout

Comparison: Prior Value 

61.2

percent
Measurement Period: 2008

County: Dallas

Located in:
  • Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA): Dallas-Plano-Irving
  • Substate Region: Region 3a
  • TEA Region: Region 10
  • State: Texas

View Every County

Categories: Government & Politics / Elections & Voting, Social Environment / Social & Civic Involvement
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.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute

Why is this 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.

Voter Turnout : Time Series

2004: 55.9 2008: 61.2

percent

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View by:

Create Indicator Comparison Report