Voter Turnout In US Presidential Elections 1936-1996

The table on this page shows the percentage voter turnout at each presidential election between 1936 and 1996.

Where available, it also shows the number of eligible enrolled voters.

Source: TIME Magazine, November 18, 1996, p41

Voter Turnout in U.S. Elections
Year Election President
Elected
Eligible
Voters
(millions)
Turnout
1936
Presidential
Roosevelt
56.9%
1940
Presidential
Roosevelt
58.9%
1944
Presidential
Roosevelt
56.0%
1948
Presidential
Truman
51.1%
1952
Presidential
Eisenhower
61.6%
1956
Presidential
Eisenhower
59.3%
1960
Presidential
Kennedy
110
62.8%
1964
Presidential
Johnson
114
61.9%
1968
Presidential
Nixon
120
60.9%
1972
Presidential
Nixon
141
55.4%
1976
Presidential
Carter
152
54.4%
1980
Presidential
Reagan
165
53.2%
1984
Presidential
Reagan
174
53.3%
1988
Presidential
Bush
183
50.2%
1992
Presidential
Clinton
189
55.2%
1996
Presidential
Clinton
196.5
49%

Print Friendly, PDF & Email