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Center for Politics & Public Affairs

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PA Registration and Voter Turnout Presidential Elections 1960-2008

Year

Voting Age Population (VAP)

Number Registered Voters

Total Votes Cast

Percent of VAP Actually Registered

Percent of Registered Voters Voting

Percent of VAP Voting

2008

9,686,275

8,755,588

6,010,519

90.4

68.7

62.1

2004

9,615,172

8,366,663

5,769,590

87.0

68.9

60.1

2000

9,155,000

7,781,997

4,912,185

85.0

63.1

53.7

1996

9,196,000

6,799,637

4,442,836

73.9

65.3

48.3

1992

9,135,665

5,993,002

4,959,810

65.6

82.8

54.3

1988

9,060,000

6,875,943

4,536,251

64.9

77.2

50.1

1984

8,975,000

6,193,702

4,844,903

69.0

78.2

54.0

1980

8,787,000

5,754,287

4,561,501

65.5

79.3

51.9

1976

8,531,000

5,749,660

4,620,787

67.4

80.4

54.2

1972

8,207,000

5,871,902

4,592,106

71.6

78.2

56.0

1968

7,273,000

5,599,364

4,747,928

77.0

84.8

65.3

1964

7,100,000

5,728,359

4,822,690

80.7

84.2

67.9

1960

7,122,000

5,687,837

5,006,541

79.9

88.0

70.3

 

Source: U.S. Census Bureau