Voter turnout for midterm elections, like the one in November, tends to be consistently lower than it is for elections held in presidential election years. This past general election saw a statewide turnout of eligible voters of about 51 percent. But not all areas turn out equally. In Cook County, for instance, an impressive 70.2 percent of eligible voters came out to cast a ballot, the highest rate in the state. But in Winona County the rate was, well, a lot lower. To see the turnout levels in each and every Minnesota county, check out the two maps below: The first shows turnout as a percentage of the voting-age population; the second as a percentage of registered voters.
Voter turnout in Minnesota, mapped
A look at turnout rates throughout Minnesota for the 2014 general elections. What’s going on, Winona County?