Voter Turnout in North Dakota Among Highest in US
When it comes to voter turn out, North Dakota certainly 'rocks the vote.'
The site 24/7 Wall Street released the voter turnout in each state for the previous four election cycles and determined that the Peace Garden State has the 7th highest voter turnout in the country.
Our neighbors to the East, Minnesota came in at No. 1. Minnesota had a turnout of 74.5 percent over the last four elections.
In North Dakota, the voter turnout has been 68.3 percent. North Dakota typically votes Republican and the state is projected to do the same this year.
In the US overall in 2012, just 57.5 percent of eligible voters showed up to the polls.
The state with the worst voter turnout over the last four election cycles was Hawaii where just 50 percent of eligible voters went to the polls.
It makes sense that voter turnout in North Dakota is so high since there is no voter registration required. Many people across the country are pushing for their home states, if they don't already do so, to allow voter registration to take place on election day.
In many states, the deadline for registration occurs 20 to 30 days prior to the election which means in many states, anyone who is not registered to vote right now is not going to be eligible to vote on election day.
In North Dakota, as long as you have an up-to-date ID, you will be able to vote on election day.