Utah next to last in voting

Utah had the second worst voter turnout in the nation in last November’s election, according to estimates released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau. It is estimated that only 53.1 percent of U.S. citizens over 18 living in Utah voted in the presidential election, even though the election also featured a governor’s contest and legislative, county and school board races. Nationally 63.6 percent of eligible Americans participated in the election and only Hawai’i had a lower turnout of 51.8 percent. Minnesota had the nation’s highest voter turnout at 75 percent.

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