State Population

2010 House
Apportionment Senate
Number of
Electors
California 37,341,989 53 2 55
Texas 25,268,418 36 2 38
New York 19,421,055 27 2 29
Florida 18,900,773 27 2 29
Illinois 12,864,380 18 2 20
Pennsylvania 12,734,905 18 2 20
Ohio 11,568,495 16 2 18
Michigan 9,911,626 14 2 16
Georgia 9,727,566 14 2 16
***Apportionment figures are according to the United States Census Bureau. Total population
for the U.S. is 309,183,463. The top 11 states with the most electoral votes represents 57% of
total population.
Georgia 9,727,566 14 2 16
North Carolina 9,565,781 13 2 15
New Jersey 8,807,501 12 2 14
Total 176,112,489 248 22 270
Differences in Voting Procedures
• Voter Identification:
– States which require
some form of Voter
Identification: 31
– Photo not required:
16
31
16
15
19
Voter Identification
Requirements
16
– Photo required: 15
– States with no Voter
Identification
requirement: 19
***According to the National Conference of State
Legislatures (NCSL).
15
States which
REQUIRE
Voter ID
(Photo NOT
Required)
(Photo
Required )
States with
NO Voter ID
Requirement
States that Request or
Require Photo ID: 15
Strict Photo ID Photo ID
Georgia Alabama
Indiana Florida
Kansas Hawaii
Mississippi Idaho
States that Require ID
(Photo not Required): 16
States that
Require ID
(Photo Not
Required)
Alaska Montana
Arizona North Dakota
Arkansas Ohio
Colorado Oklahoma
Mississippi Idaho
South Carolina Louisiana
Tennessee Michigan
Texas South Dakota
Wisconsin
Colorado Oklahoma
Connecticut Rhode Island
Delaware Utah
Kentucky Virginia
Missouri Washington
Differences in Voting Procedures
• Early Voting:
– States which allow some
form of Early Voting: 32,
plus D.C.
– States which do not allow
Early Voting: 28
– Early voting typically ends
32
28
Early Voting
just a few days before
Election Day.
– Early voting periods range
in length from four days to
45 days.
***According to the National Conference of State
Legislatures (NCSL).
28
States which allow SOME
form of Early Voting
States which DO NOT allow
Early Voting
Differences in Voting Procedures
• Absentee Voting:
– States which require an
excuse: 21
– States which do not require
any excuse: 27, plus D.C.
– All states will mail an
absentee ballot to certain
21
27
Absentee Voting
absentee ballot to certain
voters.
– States which permit some
form of Permanent
Absentee Voting: 14
***According to the National Conference of State
Legislatures (NCSL).
States which REQUIRE an
Excuse
States which DO NOT
require an Excuse
Differences in Voting Procedures
• Mail Voting: A ballot is automatically
mailed to every eligible voter.
– States which use mail voting exclusively: 2
(Oregon and Washington) (Oregon and Washington)
Differences in Voting Procedures
• Voter Registration:
– Registration closes on
Election Day: 7
– Registration closes 1-15
days before Election Day:
10
– Registration closes 16-27
10
12
22
days before Election Day:
12
– Registration closes 28-30
days before Election Day:
22
*According to PEW Voter Registration Deadlines, 2008
7
On Election
Day
1 - 15 Days
Before an
Election
16 - 27 days
before an
Election
28-30 days
before an
Election
Differences in Voting Procedures
• Felons Voting: Individuals with
felony convictions are barred
from voting in these states if:
– Incarcerated, on parole, or
on probation (many lose the
ability to vote permanently):
12
– Incarcerated, on parole, or
12
18
5
13
6
8
10
12
14
16
18
20
– Incarcerated, on parole, or
on probation (may vote upon
completion of release): 18
– Incarcerated or on parole: 5
– Incarcerated: 13, plus D.C.
– Unrestricted: 2
***According to the procon.org, April 2010.
2
0
2
4
Incarcerated,
on parole, or
on probation
(may lose the
ability to vote
permanently)
Incarcerated,
on parole, or
on probation
Incarcerated
or on parole
Incarcerated Unrestricted
“Bloated” Voter Rolls
Some counties have more people registered to
vote than are alive in a particular county.
24
17
Number of Mississippi Counties
with Bloated Voter Rolls
13
17
2008 2009 2010 2011
Voter Participation, 2010
Total Population
Voting Age
Population
(VAP)
Registered
Voters
Percent of
Registered
Voters to VAP
Alabama 4,779,736 3,647,277 2,967,111 81.4%
Arkansas 2,915,918 2,204,443 1,528,264 69.3%
Kansas 2,853,118 2,126,179 1,697,000 79.8%
Mississippi 2,967,297 2,211,742 2,001,567 90.5%
81.4%
69.3%
79.8%
90.5%
70.3%
88.7%
Percent of Registered Voters
to VAP
Mississippi 2,967,297 2,211,742 2,001,567 90.5%
Texas 25,145,561 18,279,737 12,841,808 70.3%
Kentucky 4,339,367 3,315,996 2,944,603 88.7%
Missouri 5,988,927 4,563,491 4,083,600 89.5%
Voter Participation, 2008
Registered
Voters Ballots Cast
Voter
Participation
Percentage
Alabama
2,841,195 2,105,622 74.1%
Arkansas
1,685,340 1,109,958 65.9%
Kansas
1,749,756 1,264,208 72.3%
74.1%
65.9%
72.3%
68.0%
59.5%
64.0%
69.4%
Voter Participation Percentage
Mississippi
1,895,583 1,289,865 68.0%
Texas
13,575,062 8,077,795 59.5%
Kentucky
2,906,869 1,867,577 64.0%
Missouri
4,205,774 2,917,621 69.4%