What percentage of eligible Americans vote?

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According to Voting and Regristration Data - US Census 2008, the United States of America voter turnout was 58%.

Actually the number varies widely depending on whether it is a Presidential election, national mid-term election, state or local election or primary.
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Who is not eligible to vote?

That depends on where you are. In some countries, being female precludes you from voting; in others, being a criminal stops you; in still others, being mentally disabled can prevent you from exercising the right to vote. The only requirements to vote everywhere are to be a citizen and to be of a min

How many Americans are eligible to vote?

according to wiki.answers there are 217.8 million people age 18 and over in the US. http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_many_people_in_America_over_18_years_of_age according to wiki.answers there are 2.5 million felons in the US. http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_many_us_citizens_are_convicted_felons

How many African Americans are eligible to vote?

none Whoever said this is very rude and ignorant. The Question is not how many as in a number, All African Americans are eligible to vote, besides those who are incarcerated and have felonies.

What percentage of eligible citizens voted in 2008 presidential election?

"It looks like 136.6 million Americans will have voted for president this election, based on 88 percent of the country's precincts tallied and projections for absentee ballots, said Michael McDonald of George Mason University. Using his methods, that would give 2008 a 64.1 percent turnout rate. ".

What percentage of eligible voters actually voted in the referenda of 1898 and 1899?

Percentage was very small as only those male eligble voters were entitled to vote, and they had to be British Citizens.. The above answer is not strictly correct. Because women had already gained the right to vote in South Australia, they also voted to elect convention delegates in 1897 and they vo

What percentage of eligible voters voted in the 2010 election?

According to the Washington Post, "Overall, turnout in the midterm elections was projected at 42 percent of registered voters, about 1.2 percentage points higher than in 2006." (It should be noted that even though there was a slightly larger turnout than in 2006, about 58% of voters stayed home.) Al