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.

 
Total Vote Elligible Population
Total RAE
% of VEP
# of RAE Who Voted
# of RAE who are registered but did not vote in 2010
Total # of RAE Registered
# of RAE who are not registered
% of RAE that are Registered
% of RAE NOT Registered
# of RAE Who Moved Between Nov 2006 and Nov 2010
% of RAE Who Moved
National Total210,799,933111,312,64852.8%40,194,01824,471,26364,665,28146,647,36958.1%41.9%46,884,96642.1%
AK477,842244,69451.2%88,90550,521139,426105,26957.0%43.0%123,03750.3%
AL3,420,4391,738,79950.8%664,710410,8271,075,537663,26061.9%38.1%585,58933.7%
AR2,068,493979,91647.4%276,898219,034495,932483,98650.6%49.4%464,31047.4%
AZ4,443,4772,399,80354.0%951,481492,7721,444,253955,54960.2%39.8%1,199,38150.0%
CA22,766,76415,266,09667.1%5,987,4342,364,4468,351,8806,914,21654.7%45.3%5,934,93638.9%
CO3,473,3011,603,02946.2%642,659285,262927,921675,10957.9%42.1%770,05648.0%
CT2,462,9621,135,58846.1%424,158249,194673,352462,23959.3%40.7%397,35935.0%
DC440,927356,20080.8%152,90273,771226,673129,52663.6%36.4%144,59140.6%
DE634,240317,16350.0%133,19049,364182,554134,60757.6%42.4%111,47335.1%
FL12,696,6777,009,01355.2%2,688,1951,458,8444,147,0392,861,97559.2%40.8%3,001,45842.8%
GA6,574,3963,760,29457.2%1,412,541815,9862,228,5271,531,76759.3%40.7%1,752,48146.6%
HI891,745791,81988.8%328,96671,910400,876390,94250.6%49.4%253,91632.1%
IA2,184,705858,68439.3%314,892213,915528,807329,87761.6%38.4%457,53553.3%
ID1,047,841400,95938.3%124,94471,631196,575204,38349.0%51.0%240,55360.0%
IL8,780,3494,679,85053.3%1,828,8161,002,7282,831,5441,848,30760.5%39.5%1,719,62436.7%
IN4,637,9651,926,70341.5%500,623474,060974,683952,02150.6%49.4%899,84546.7%
KS1,970,993862,89243.8%268,061203,921471,982390,91054.7%45.3%487,03256.4%
KY3,157,8991,367,41543.3%472,294335,368807,662559,75259.1%40.9%744,05754.4%
LA3,236,4771,820,34456.2%742,743532,2661,275,009545,33470.0%30.0%763,21441.9%
MA4,694,8812,143,45545.7%799,344425,3301,224,674918,78257.1%42.9%842,68839.3%
MD3,853,1172,285,20059.3%922,168477,6671,399,835885,36661.3%38.7%850,39037.2%
ME1,017,096352,63134.7%157,36376,118233,481119,14966.2%33.8%155,73244.2%
MI7,176,2943,360,61246.8%1,225,521970,5552,196,0761,164,53565.3%34.7%1,260,76037.5%
MN3,830,3121,627,17242.5%677,846326,3541,004,200622,97361.7%38.3%757,15146.5%
MO4,386,6251,979,19645.1%673,700557,0601,230,760748,43762.2%37.8%965,99948.8%
MS2,086,7031,208,22457.9%498,893345,034843,927364,30069.8%30.2%435,38436.0%
MT744,046328,36244.1%118,24359,953178,196150,16854.3%45.7%176,25153.7%
NC6,631,9053,634,51454.8%1,378,291827,0052,205,2961,429,21860.7%39.3%1,699,67046.8%
ND477,368206,67143.3%90,27752,182142,45964,21168.9%31.1%106,59351.6%
NE1,239,857492,41039.7%120,039145,878265,917226,49154.0%46.0%220,99544.9%
NH1,001,893379,08737.8%121,99580,123202,118176,97053.3%46.7%158,97241.9%
NJ5,718,5683,075,47253.8%1,038,034754,2261,792,2601,283,21358.3%41.7%1,059,72834.5%
NM1,361,740995,84273.1%356,757140,122496,879498,96149.9%50.1%347,47934.9%
NV1,725,019990,07257.4%343,571167,925511,496478,57751.7%48.3%559,41456.5%
NY13,163,1257,606,80057.8%2,645,5821,657,1064,302,6883,304,11156.6%43.4%2,507,47733.0%
OH8,467,9973,704,48243.7%1,266,789946,9202,213,7091,490,77159.8%40.2%1,606,13543.4%
OK2,628,2141,316,92950.1%396,121318,304714,425602,50454.2%45.8%645,33049.0%
OR2,829,9791,202,48042.5%547,034246,906793,940408,53966.0%34.0%590,12349.1%
PA9,339,1484,107,83644.0%1,376,324947,1662,323,4901,784,34956.6%43.4%1,619,64739.4%
RI745,352348,79746.8%111,26590,444201,709147,08757.8%42.2%156,73944.9%
SC3,338,8661,790,05553.6%824,079324,7761,148,855641,19964.2%35.8%804,70645.0%
SD587,238230,39839.2%97,56340,353137,91692,48159.9%40.1%125,84754.6%
TN4,547,0172,068,76045.5%589,117607,1321,196,249872,50957.8%42.2%995,28248.1%
TX15,402,60410,015,39265.0%2,821,4472,762,4435,583,8904,431,50455.8%44.2%4,547,89245.4%
UT1,800,396746,42241.5%162,167160,975323,142423,27943.3%56.7%375,62850.3%
VA5,544,4942,935,71752.9%921,036695,7481,616,7841,318,93455.1%44.9%1,016,66434.6%
VT480,849168,83535.1%68,33436,481104,81564,02162.1%37.9%70,32141.7%
WA4,636,6222,098,82545.3%912,442387,2351,299,677799,14761.9%38.1%1,094,64252.2%
WI4,155,7941,713,70141.2%708,030308,0181,016,048697,65359.3%40.7%795,66646.4%
WV1,417,714517,27536.5%166,839137,754304,593212,68258.9%41.1%199,89338.6%
WY401,610161,76840.3%53,39922,14875,54786,22146.7%53.3%85,32552.7%

Source: 2010 Census, November CPS