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73.6
69.6
Red < 69.6
Green >= 73.6
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Unit: percent
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Voter Turnout

Value: 67.6 percent
Measurement
Period:
2012
Location: County : Miami-Dade
Comparison: FL Counties
Categories: Government & Politics / Elections & Voting
Social Environment / Social & Civic Involvement
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What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the percentage of registered voters who voted in the last presidential election.
Why this is 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.
Technical Note:  The distribution is based on data from 67 Florida counties.
Source: Florida Department of State
URL of Source:   http://www.dos.state.fl.us/
URL of Data:   http://election.dos.state.fl.us/elections/resultsarchive/...
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: July 2013

Time Series Data

2004: 73.6 2008: 70.2 2012: 67.6

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Unit: percent
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Voter Turnout

Value: 67.6 percent
Measurement
Period:
2012
Location: County : Miami-Dade
Comparison: Prior Value
Categories: Government & Politics / Elections & Voting
Social Environment / Social & Civic Involvement
What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the percentage of registered voters who voted in the last presidential election.
Why this is 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.
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.
Source: Florida Department of State
URL of Source:   http://www.dos.state.fl.us/
URL of Data:   http://election.dos.state.fl.us/elections/resultsarchive/...
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: July 2013

Time Series Data

2004: 73.6 2008: 70.2 2012: 67.6

percent

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How are these indicators calculated? Return to Community Dashboard Home