Although voting was down slightly in last week's election, Minnesota led the country in voter turnout for the fifth straight presidential election, with 74% of eligible voters casting a ballot.

Many felt that 2016 voter turnout across the country would be low, feeling that Americans are frustrated with what they feel are poor choices for president. Others argued that turnout would be high because this presidential election is especially divisive.

Nationally turnout was down a bit --but Minnesotans still shows up in droves to take part in the American democratic process, with nearly 3,000,000 of us participating. We're kinda on a hot-streak. Besides 2016, Minnesota has led voter turnout for the presidential elections in 2012, 2008, 2004, and 2000 too.

Top-Five Voter Turnout States in 2016

  1. Minnesota: 74.1%
  2. New Hampshire: 70.3%
  3. Maine: 69.9%
  4. Iowa: 68.6%
  5. Wisconsin: 68.3%

How did Minnesota's Other Neighbors Turnout in 2016?

  • North Dakota: 59.2%
  • South Dakota: 58.7%

The five states with the lowest voter turnout in the 2012 presidential election were: Hawaii (42.5%), Utah (46.4%), West Virginia (51.0%), Tennessee (51.1%), and New York (52.4%).