About two-thirds of Virginians voted last Tuesday!65.3% of eligible Virginians voted in last week’s presidential election (based on unofficial results and an estimate of the number of eligible voters in Virginia*). This represents a modest decline from 2008, when 66.7% of eligible Virginians voted, but the drop off in 2012 is minor at less than 2% and turnout in 2012 is still on the high end for Virginia historically. Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service where she specializes in statistical modeling and civic engagement. She’s the author of Presidential Campaigns and Presidential Accountability.*This is an estimate of turnout using the number of presidential votes reported by Virginia’s State Board of Elections (supplementing some missing precincts with information from the relevant county election offices) and an estimate of the number of voting age citizens in each locality (extrapolated from American Community Survey data).
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