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In 2004, 122,294,978 people voted. In 2008, final turnout was approximately 131.3 million.

The Census Department estimate of the voting age population for 2008 is 227.7 million.

The percentage of eligible voters who actually voted was about 57.7%, up about 1% from 2004.

Year Total Pop. Voting Age Pop. Turnout Percent
1960 180,671,158 109,159,000 68,838,204 63.06%
1964 191,888,791 114,090,000 70,644,592 61.92%
1968 200,706,052 120,328,186 73,211,875 60.84%
1972 209,896,021 140,776,000 77,718,554 55.21%
1976 218,035,164 152,309,190 81,555,789 53.55%
1980 227,224,681 164,597,000 86,515,221 52.56%
1984 235,824,902 174,466,000 92,652,680 53.11%
1988 244,498,982 182,778,000 91,594,693 50.11%
1992 254,994,517 189,529,000 104,405,155 55.09%
1996 265,189,794 196,511,000 96,456,345 49.08%
2000 281,421,906 205,815,000 105,586,274 51.3%
2004 293,655,404 221,256,931 122,294,978 55.3%
2008 305,468,880 227.7 million 131,300,000 (est.) 57.7%
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