The Rising American Electorate: Massively Under-registered

This state-by-state chart clearly demonstrates the gap between the RAE as a percent of the adult population and as a percent of the voting eligible population (VEP) and illustrates the need and opportunity to focus on registering and turning out the groups who make up the RAE — unmarried women, people of color and young people between 18-29. (You can use the scroll bar at the bottom of the table to scroll right.)

StateSample SizeTotal Vote Eligible PopulationTotal RAE in VEP% of VEP# of RAE Who VotedRAE Turnout %# of RAE who are registered but did not vote in 2012% RAE Registered But Did Not VoteTotal # of RAE Registered# of RAE who are not registered% of RAE that are Registered% of RAE NOT Registered# of RAE Who Moved Between Nov 2008 and Nov 2012% of RAE who movedNon-RAE# of RAE Who Moved Between Nov 2010 and Nov 2012% of RAE who moved
National Total46,940215,081,128114,974,72953.5%63,197,38855.0%12,321,30910.7%75,518,69739,456,03265.7%34.3%48,136,24541.9%100,106,39934,286,56729.8%
AK600495,166262,26153.0%131,25950.0%43,13416.4%174,39387,86866.5%33.5%134,11651.1%232,904101,68138.8%
AL5373,479,0421,793,35451.5%978,34154.6%210,05511.7%1,188,396604,95866.3%33.7%646,66936.1%1,685,688429,68424.0%
AR5032,109,0661,024,95948.6%439,39942.9%161,74715.8%601,146423,81358.7%41.3%523,71351.1%1,084,107435,56542.5%
AZ6254,314,3562,507,64758.1%1,156,44246.1%284,03211.3%1,440,4741,067,17357.4%42.6%1,185,14847.3%1,806,710936,98537.4%
CA4,66423,418,52015,619,26066.7%8,181,69452.4%1,368,1228.8%9,549,8166,069,44461.1%38.9%6,602,13442.3%7,799,2604,679,07730.0%
CO9733,543,5431,713,12448.3%1,022,82359.7%80,3514.7%1,103,174609,95064.4%35.6%792,48246.3%1,830,418622,48836.3%
CT9122,498,9951,195,57147.8%643,74853.8%110,6509.3%754,398441,17363.1%36.9%392,62932.8%1,303,424245,56420.5%
DC1,085461,197367,95279.8%278,13875.6%23,2826.3%301,42066,53281.9%18.1%171,01546.5%93,245123,16833.5%
DE761640,711327,31251.1%193,06859.0%19,9446.1%213,012114,30065.1%34.9%107,91033.0%313,40076,56723.4%
FL1,98213,325,9777,464,63256.0%4,289,47157.5%631,8148.5%4,921,2852,543,34765.9%34.1%3,347,78744.8%5,861,3452,335,32031.3%
GA1,1476,738,2934,039,16559.9%2,358,07858.4%397,2489.8%2,755,3261,283,83968.2%31.8%1,799,52344.6%2,699,1281,234,58130.6%
HI1,220929,905776,24983.5%371,08947.8%56,4907.3%427,579348,67055.1%44.9%220,02628.3%153,656147,52819.0%
IA6922,232,196869,44639.0%522,91660.1%85,8649.9%608,780260,66670.0%30.0%431,58149.6%1,362,750304,28735.0%
ID3961,063,821408,00438.4%199,57148.9%33,6968.3%233,267174,73757.2%42.8%233,28957.2%655,818184,32445.2%
IL1,5168,831,2964,714,94453.4%2,613,05155.4%588,26712.5%3,201,3181,513,62667.9%32.1%1,726,29336.6%4,116,3521,184,82125.1%
IN5984,724,4632,009,13042.5%985,68849.1%286,27314.2%1,271,961737,16963.3%36.7%896,29644.6%2,715,333656,81532.7%
KS5911,973,037885,26644.9%435,95149.2%125,84114.2%561,792323,47463.5%36.5%463,55852.4%1,087,771364,70841.2%
KY5363,193,7851,291,49540.4%652,81650.5%193,70915.0%846,525444,97065.5%34.5%703,06354.4%1,902,290531,57341.2%
LA5663,238,6831,847,64057.0%1,184,72864.1%191,62610.4%1,376,354471,28674.5%25.5%811,44043.9%1,391,042534,80228.9%
MA6824,774,0922,261,47147.4%1,377,82260.9%226,13210.0%1,603,954657,51770.9%29.1%891,74739.4%2,512,620594,62226.3%
MD1,2134,006,5922,369,68159.1%1,432,28960.4%175,9997.4%1,608,288761,39367.9%32.1%877,52237.0%1,636,911625,12626.4%
ME6391,020,189378,09637.1%214,84856.8%39,38810.4%254,236123,86067.2%32.8%161,90542.8%642,094118,91031.4%
MI1,0267,227,5823,362,88846.5%1,945,99457.9%433,89512.9%2,379,889982,99970.8%29.2%1,432,92542.6%3,864,6941,021,37530.4%
MN9113,902,7431,552,16239.8%978,49163.0%118,3037.6%1,096,794455,36870.7%29.3%698,88445.0%2,350,581495,14331.9%
MO6984,409,0031,975,64744.8%1,099,68655.7%345,09917.5%1,444,785530,86273.1%26.9%892,64745.2%2,433,356670,41433.9%
MS5432,130,2001,259,11459.1%927,50073.7%132,20210.5%1,059,702199,41284.2%15.8%464,23436.9%871,086331,96626.4%
MT368754,289301,25739.9%160,54453.3%36,44612.1%196,990104,26765.4%34.6%150,32949.9%453,032118,24339.2%
NC9536,712,3293,438,07651.2%2,307,96167.1%374,04210.9%2,682,003756,07378.0%22.0%1,578,59045.9%3,274,2531,122,86132.7%
ND525514,133219,69842.7%119,66054.5%29,95513.6%149,61570,08368.1%31.9%125,39457.1%294,43593,93542.8%
NE5571,296,141526,62440.6%269,93251.3%51,1699.7%321,101205,52361.0%39.0%247,59747.0%769,517175,06033.2%
NH725990,882359,11936.2%210,99058.8%29,6658.3%240,655118,46467.0%33.0%154,72543.1%631,763111,67431.1%
NJ9635,928,8393,302,42955.7%1,859,78256.3%414,51812.6%2,274,3001,028,12968.9%31.1%1,028,02831.1%2,626,410629,92419.1%
NM5351,425,743974,02968.3%534,57754.9%75,2717.7%609,848364,18162.6%37.4%336,57834.6%451,714206,86821.2%
NV7661,808,0061,070,44459.2%545,68151.0%92,2168.6%637,897432,54759.6%40.4%581,29654.3%737,563478,61144.7%
NY2,17613,081,7737,596,59758.1%4,097,79253.9%694,1609.1%4,791,9522,804,64563.1%36.9%2,480,82932.7%5,485,1761,536,01620.2%
OH1,1888,549,7423,921,80345.9%2,348,62659.9%338,3718.6%2,686,9971,234,80668.5%31.5%1,537,25939.2%4,627,9401,142,59229.1%
OK5502,733,0361,511,48355.3%638,76242.3%233,08015.4%871,842639,64157.7%42.3%687,39045.5%1,221,553476,83431.5%
OR6202,806,4851,234,11444.0%728,77559.1%90,9937.4%819,768414,34666.4%33.6%620,81750.3%1,572,371502,32840.7%
PA1,3109,451,5944,243,25944.9%2,300,04354.2%506,36311.9%2,806,4061,436,85366.1%33.9%1,372,54632.3%5,208,336946,39322.3%
RI735751,307350,43146.6%195,13455.7%45,56813.0%240,702109,72968.7%31.3%136,01038.8%400,87795,84127.3%
SC7193,380,4051,817,45853.8%1,122,26561.7%168,7129.3%1,290,977526,48171.0%29.0%678,81937.3%1,562,946519,99928.6%
SD645607,135257,39542.4%119,07746.3%50,10019.5%169,17788,21865.7%34.3%139,15554.1%349,740113,70444.2%
TN6034,677,9672,287,63548.9%1,139,66349.8%350,19815.3%1,489,861797,77465.1%34.9%971,30542.5%2,390,332668,40829.2%
TX2,90116,062,43810,532,33765.6%4,846,93746.0%1,570,32414.9%6,417,2614,115,07660.9%39.1%4,851,33546.1%5,530,1003,421,14432.5%
UT4681,793,230781,28343.6%339,62443.5%79,95110.2%419,575361,70853.7%46.3%423,02054.1%1,011,947326,48941.8%
VA1,0295,645,3282,948,51552.2%1,800,29361.1%248,9678.4%2,049,260899,25569.5%30.5%1,171,08739.7%2,696,813883,86630.0%
VT522486,701183,01537.6%97,68753.4%22,40012.2%120,08762,92865.6%34.4%73,57340.2%303,68658,60032.0%
WA7904,832,4842,318,86948.0%1,324,83157.1%230,84810.0%1,555,679763,19067.1%32.9%1,127,05448.6%2,513,615889,08738.3%
WI7574,247,0651,823,70842.9%1,208,04666.2%89,3804.9%1,297,426526,28271.1%28.9%751,76441.2%2,423,357562,95630.9%
WV4201,442,365531,25436.8%194,03936.5%122,31723.0%316,356214,89859.5%40.5%214,83740.4%911,112148,52428.0%
WY499419,261167,42939.9%71,76642.9%13,1337.8%84,89982,53050.7%49.3%88,37052.8%251,83169,51341.5%

Source: 2012 Census, November CPS