US Presidential elections 2012 - 
Article published the Thursday 01 November 2012 - Latest update : Sunday 04 November 2012

Who can vote? How did they vote last time? US presidential election statistics

Mitt Romney and Barack Obam face to face during the second TV debate in Hempstead, New York
Reuters/Brian Snyder


More than 210 million US citizens are eligible to vote in this year’s presidential election. Here’s a look at the United States in statistics.

  • Overall participation in 2008: 63.3 per cent
  • Number of voters in 2008: 131 million

Percentage of each racial/ethnic group that voted in 2008
Percentage of early voting
Figure for 2012 is an estimation based on votes recorded up to 29 October

How different groups voted in 2008 presidential election between Barack Obama and John McCain

(Percentage of total electorate in brackets)

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Source: AFP

tags: Analysis - Barack Obama - Democrats - Elections - Mitt Romney - Republicans - US Presidential elections 2012
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