2014 Midterm Elections See Worst Voter Turnout Since 1942

2014 Midterm Elections See Worst Voter Turnout Since 1942

Last week’s midterm elections notched the lowest turnout since 1942. In 43 states, less than 50% of eligible voters bothered to show up, and no state broke 60 percent.

• Overall turnout across the nation was a measly 36.3%

• Maine had the highest turnout with 59.3%

• Indiana had the lowest turnout with 28%; Texas was next to worst with 28.5%

• When voting is easier, more Americans vote. Colorado adopted vote by mail this midterm election and had the 4th highest turnout in the country. Oregon also votes by mail and had the 5th highest turnout

Read more midterm stats at NY Times.