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Cook County had highest voter turnout rate in Minnesota: 70 percent

Cook County recorded Minnesota's top voter turnout rate in the November 4th election, with 70 percent.

Lowest was Winona County, with 39 percent.

The state average was 51 percent.

The Secretary of State's office calculated the numbers, based on vote totals in each county, and the Census survey of voting age population.

According to the state report:

Top Counties for Turnout in 2014

  • Cook (70 percent)
  • Grant (61 percent)
  • Lake of the Woods (61 percent)
  • Carver (59 percent)
  • Lake (59 percent)
  • Marshall (58 percent)
  • Pope (58 percent)
  • Stevens (57 percent)
  • Traverse (57 percent)

Lowest turnout

  • Winona (39 percent)
  • Blue Earth (40 percent)
  • Clay (40 percent)

State officials also calculated registration rates by county and the two top lists don't overlap very much. Numerous metro counties are high on the registration list, but not on the actual turnout list.

Top Counties for Registration Rate in 2014

  • Carver (91 percent)
  • Scott (89 percent)
  • Washington (88 percent)
  • Dakota (88 percent)
  • Hennepin (86 percent)
  • Lake (84 percent)
  • Anoka (83 percent)
  • Cook (83 percent)
  • Douglas (83 percent)
  • Wright (83 percent)

Complete list of election turnout by county:

County2014201220102008Registration Rate (Nov 3, 2014)
Statewide51%77%56%78%81%
Aitkin55%70%56%73%74%
Anoka49%79%56%79%83%
Becker49%67%49%71%73%
Beltrami47%67%50%70%71%
Benton46%69%48%66%74%
Big Stone52%68%54%72%79%
Blue Earth40%68%45%75%69%
Brown47%71%53%69%76%
Carlton52%69%52%72%74%
Carver59%85%61%83%91%
Cass55%73%59%74%80%
Chippewa51%69%54%68%74%
Chisago51%75%59%82%80%
Clay40%65%44%70%68%
Clearwater45%65%55%70%71%
Cook70%79%67%76%83%
Cottonwood50%68%54%74%72%
Crow Wing56%73%58%75%79%
Dakota54%82%59%83%88%
Dodge54%74%57%75%80%
Douglas55%75%56%75%83%
Faribault49%69%58%72%75%
Fillmore54%70%54%72%75%
Freeborn53%70%57%73%74%
Goodhue50%75%57%76%80%
Grant61%75%65%78%82%
Hennepin54%83%58%83%86%
Houston55%72%55%74%80%
Hubbard55%73%62%80%78%
Isanti50%73%54%71%78%
Itasca54%68%57%71%74%
Jackson50%70%55%68%76%
Kanabec51%66%53%70%73%
Kandiyohi54%69%56%73%75%
Kittson56%69%56%74%74%
Koochiching53%64%50%66%69%
Lac qui Parle53%71%64%74%77%
Lake59%78%64%80%84%
Lake of the Woods61%70%59%72%77%
Le Sueur48%73%58%74%79%
Lincoln52%69%54%70%74%
Lyon45%67%48%69%72%
Mahnomen46%58%51%66%66%
Marshall58%69%60%66%69%
Martin50%70%55%69%75%
McLeod47%70%50%71%76%
Meeker54%72%58%74%79%
Mille Lacs47%68%53%70%74%
Morrison53%67%52%69%74%
Mower43%68%53%71%72%
Murray54%72%57%74%75%
Nicollet47%74%54%75%77%
Nobles46%64%44%65%71%
Norman49%63%52%70%69%
Olmsted49%77%55%77%83%
Otter Tail50%72%57%75%78%
Pennington49%63%46%65%68%
Pine46%62%48%67%67%
Pipestone55%66%51%70%72%
Polk42%63%46%66%67%
Pope58%73%61%76%79%
Ramsey50%78%54%78%81%
Red Lake49%65%52%69%71%
Redwood47%66%52%68%80%
Renville49%66%53%69%71%
Rice46%70%51%71%75%
Rock45%69%52%71%73%
Roseau48%65%58%67%74%
Scott51%83%56%79%89%
Sherburne49%76%54%76%82%
Sibley55%72%55%72%77%
St. Louis51%73%54%76%75%
Stearns46%70%50%72%73%
Steele48%73%56%76%78%
Stevens57%77%59%75%76%
Swift56%72%60%62%74%
Todd49%65%52%70%72%
Traverse57%67%64%72%75%
Wabasha52%72%55%72%79%
Wadena50%66%52%71%71%
Waseca47%69%56%69%75%
Washington56%84%62%86%88%
Watonwan50%70%57%72%75%
Wilkin47%65%49%70%68%
Winona39%67%45%72%69%
Wright51%79%57%82%83%
Yellow Medicine52%69%53%73%69%

Courtesy of the Secretary of State's Office

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