Thursday, July 3, 2008

One reason why tweeding is easy

N.Y.'s Voter Turnout Among Lowest in Nation
By MARK GIANNOTTO, Special to the Sun

New York State has some of the lowest voter turnout numbers in America, according to a report released yesterday by the U.S. Census Bureau.

The report says only 37.6% of registered New York voters came out to the polls for the 2006 congressional election, the seventh-worst voter turnout percentage in America. The national average for voter turnout was more than 43%.

White non-Hispanics had the highest turnout in New York, with 45% casting votes in 2006.

The 2006 numbers show a steep decline from the more than 53% of registered New Yorkers who voted in the 2004 elections. In the 2002 congressional elections, 38% of registered New York voters cast votes at the polls.

In addition, the report says more than 64% of eligible New Yorkers are registered to vote, lower than the 68% national average for voter registration.

New Jersey, Utah, West Virginia, North Carolina, Nevada, and Texas were the only states with a lower voter turnout in 2006.


Anonymous said...

I have a feeling New Yorkers will turn out big time this November.

Anonymous said...

New York is a blue democratic state because so many republicans upstate have left because of no jobs. It does not matter who votes in November state will go democratic.

It matters that nobody votes in the local elections that why dummies like Como win and beat crooks like Crowley.