National Voter Turnout in
Presidential Election Years: 1960-2000
Year
Voting Age Population
Registration
Turnout
% T/O of VAP
2000
205,815,000
156,421,311
105,586,274
51.30%
1996
196,511,000
146,211,960
96,456,345
49.08%
1992
189,529,000
133,821,178
104,405,155
55.09%
1988
182,778,000
126,379,628
91,594,693
50.11%
1984
174,466,000
124,150,614
92,652,680
53.11%
1980
164,597,000
113,043,734
86,515,221
52.56%
1976
152,309,190
105,037,986
81,555,789
53.55%
1972*
140,776,000
97,328,541
77,718,554
55.21%
1968*
120,328,186
81,658,180
73,211,875
60.84%
1964*
114,090,000
73,715,818
70,644,592
61.92%
1960
109,159,000
64,833,096x
68,838,204
63.06%

*No general election presidential debates held.

Definitions:
% T/O of VAP=Percent Turnout of Voting Age Population
*Registrations from Iowa not included
#Registrations from Iowa and Missouri not included
^Registrations from IA, KS, MS, MO, NE, and WY not included. D.C. had not independent status.
+Registrations from AL, AK, DC, IA, KS, KY, MS, MO, NE, NC, ND, SD, TN, WI, and WY not included
xRegistrations from AL, AK, DC, IA, KS, KY, MS, MO, NE, NM, NC, ND, OK, SD, WI, and WY not included