America Goes to the Polls

The Nonprofit Voter Engagement Network releases America Goes to the Polls: A Report on Voter Turnout in the 2006 Election.  This comprehensive report combines final voter turnout data from the states with survey information from the Census Bureau, National Election Pool exit poll, and other sources.  The report charts voter turnout in midterm elections over the last 30 years, ranking the states by total turnout in 2006 and their growth in turnout over the 2002 midterm.  It notes the positive turnout impact in 2006 of Election Day Registration and electoral competition.