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Voter Turnout

This indicator shows the percentage of registered voters who voted in the last presidential election.

Voter Turnout

73.6
69.6
Comparison: FL Counties 

67.6

percent
Measurement Period: 2012

County: Miami-Dade

Categories: Government & Politics / Elections & Voting, Social Environment / Social & Civic Involvement
Technical Note: The distribution is based on data from 67 Florida counties.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: July 2013
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Why is this important?

Voting is one of the most fundamental rights of a democratic society. Exercising this right allows a nation to choose elected officials and hold them accountable. Voting ensures that all citizens have the opportunity to voice their opinions on issues such as the use of tax dollars, civil rights and foreign policy. By voting, individuals shape their communities and influence the next generation of society. A high level of turnout indicates that citizens are involved in and interested in who represents them in the political system.

Voter Turnout : Time Series

2004: 73.6 2008: 70.2 2012: 67.6

percent

Voter Turnout

Comparison: Prior Value 

67.6

percent
Measurement Period: 2012

County: Miami-Dade

Categories: Government & Politics / Elections & Voting, Social Environment / Social & Civic Involvement
Technical Note: The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were not taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: July 2013

Why is this important?

Voting is one of the most fundamental rights of a democratic society. Exercising this right allows a nation to choose elected officials and hold them accountable. Voting ensures that all citizens have the opportunity to voice their opinions on issues such as the use of tax dollars, civil rights and foreign policy. By voting, individuals shape their communities and influence the next generation of society. A high level of turnout indicates that citizens are involved in and interested in who represents them in the political system.

Voter Turnout : Time Series

2004: 73.6 2008: 70.2 2012: 67.6

percent