It is very rare that the number of registered votes perfectly matches the number of adults in a state who are the age required to legally vote. And of those adults who are registered to vote, a small number of the total proportion of registered voters actually vote during general elections, and even fewer number vote during every election.
In the general population of each state, people are considered to be ineligible to vote by the federal government if they are below the legal age requirement of 18 years of age, though many states allow seventeen-year-olds to register to vote, so that they can participate in the election when they turn eighteen.
Another group of people within the United States that is ineligible to vote are illegal aliens. One of the requirements of voting to determine who will govern portions of the U.S, whether at a local, state, or federal level, is that the person voting must be a citizen of the United States of America.
Other restrictions regarding who can register to vote vary from state to state. For example, some states do not allow individuals who have committed certain classes of felonies to vote.
To learn more about the number of registered voters by state, scroll the charts.
|#||State||Registered Voters||Percentage of Registered Voters||Voter Turnout||Red or Blue State|
|10||North Carolina||5,161,000||63.6%||58.9%||Swing State|
|46||District of Columbia||464,000||80.5%||77.8%||Democrat|