Voting-Age Population, Percent Reporting Registered, and Voted: 1972 to 2006

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The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 404):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 45 rows and 67 columns.

136.2 represents 136,200,000. As of November. Covers civilian noninstitutional population 18 years old and over. Includes aliens. Figures are based on Current Population Survey (see text, section 1, and Appendix III) and differ from those in Table 406 based on population estimates and official vote counts


  1. Includes other races not shown separately.
  2. Beginning with the 2003 Current Population Survey (CPS), respondents could choose more than one race. 2004 and 2006 data
    represent persons who selected this race group only and exclude persons reporting more than one race. The
    CPS in prior years only allowed respondents to report one race group. See also comments on race
    in the text for Section 1.
  3. Prior to 2004, this category was ‘Asian and Pacific Islanders,’ therefore rates are not comparable with prior years.
  4. Hispanic persons may be any race.
  5. For composition of regions, see map, inside front cover.
  6. The General Educational Development (GED) Test measures how well a non-high school graduate
    has mastered the skills and general knowledge that are acquired in a four-year high school education.
    Successfully passing the exam is a credential generally considered to be equivalent to a high
    school diploma.


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This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.