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Sun Mar 27, 2016, 03:53 PM Mar 2016

2016 Voter Turnout in Presidential Primaries by State--Republican and Democrat--Interesting!


Five states held primaries Tuesday: Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, Illinois and Missouri. Ohio had the highest turnout, with 35.2 percent of the voting-age population casting ballots, according to the state. The lowest turnout of the day was Florida, at 25.6 percent, 4.1 percentage points higher than Texas. Florida, like Louisiana, has a closed primary system.

When accounting for the voting-eligible population, an estimate that excludes undocumented immigrants and felons on probation or parole, Texas still ranks second to last. On March 1, 24.7 percent of Texas' estimated voting-eligible population cast a ballot.

Though Texas saw record turnout numbers for the 2016 presidential primaries, it still ranked second to last in voting-age participation, above only Louisiana, among states which have held primaries so far. Overall, 21.5 percent of Texans ages 18 and over cast ballots.

Voter Turnout in Presidential Primaries by State

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