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Montana consistently has had one of the highest voter turnout rates in the nation.

The chart below shows voter registration and turnout for Primary and General Elections since 1920. Download the Chart.  County-by-county turnout is also available.

 

 

Primary General
Year Registered Votes Cast % Registered Votes Cast %

1920

230,221

102,971

44.7%

261,257

178,968

68.5%

1922

224,142

108,643

48.5%

243,936

158,737

65.1%

1924

211,450

109,688

51.9%

240,800

174,415

72.4%

1926

205,822

103,106

50.1%

227,118

153,442

67.6%

1928

203,193

117,300

57.7%

241,096

194,840

80.8%

1930

220,671

100,157

45.4%

240,086

176,161

73.4%

1932

232,545

146,038

62.8%

265,181

216,381

81.6%

1934

247,248

133,098

53.8%

268,482

203,626

75.8%

1936

251,807

155,781

61.9%

283,695

226,353

79.8%

1938

248,443

151,620

61.0%

269,963

208,710

77.3%

1940

253,138

146,354

57.8%

295,237

240,694

81.5%

1942

258,749

118,478

45.8%

271,773

170,514

62.7%

1944

203,749

85,546

42.0%

248,392

197,217

79.4%

1946

241,550

127,889

52.9%

263,422

190,566

72.3%

1948

236,236

133,742

56.6%

269,779

221,003

81.9%

1950

250,374

128,058

51.1%

272,103

210,527

77.4%

1952

274,929

146,252

53.2%

304,053

260,469

85.7%

1954

283,651

136,466

48.1%

296,611

227,454

76.7%

1956

273,236

136,081

49.8%

316,444

263,204

83.2%

1958

289,851

145,462

50.2%

305,614

229,483

75.1%

1960

279,685

196,210

70.2%

322,876

276,612

85.7%

1962

301,003

152,422

50.6%

318,721

248,441

77.9%

1964

290,109

185,102

63.8%

327,477

280,975

85.8%

1966

306,852

156,042

50.9%

330,182

264,971

80.2%

1968

299,818

203,353

67.8%

331,078

285,892

86.4%

1970

304,328

166,126

54.6%

325,315

254,790

78.3%

1972

336,913

238,215

70.7%

386,867

327,176

84.6%

1974

352,244

179,153

50.9%

373,889

260,496

69.7%

1976

411,087

208,346

50.7%

454,924

339,346

74.6%

1978

381,769

207,903

54.5%

410,046

296,521

72.3%

1980

452,510

228,750

50.6%

496,402

371,976

74.9%

1982

412,841

198,840

48.2%

445,888

328,082

73.6%

1984

482,429

192,226

39.8%

526,841

395,006

75.0%

1986

421,264

166,622

39.6%

443,935

326,436

73.5%

1988

471,352

224,217

47.6%

505,541

378,981

75.0%

1990

408,354

201,118

49.3%

435,900

326,652

74.9%

1992

479,578

247,158

51.5%

529,299

417,564

78.9%

1994

485,629

228,603

47.1%

514,051

359,455

69.9%

1996

562,579

228,040

40.5%

590,751

417,232

70.6%

1998

602,716

161,568

26.8%

639,241

338,733

53.0%

2000

671,325

223,419

33.3%

698,260

417,916

59.9%

2002

606,147

174,730

29.0%

624,548

340,272

54.5%

2004

595,668

220,210

37.0%

638,474

456,096

71.4%

2006

626,853

214,840

34.3%

649,436

411,061

63.3%

2008

630,633

285,215

45.2%

668,085

497,599

74.5%

2010

639,309

206,791

32.5%

651,335

367,096

56.36%

2012 642,308 238,771 37.17%  681,608 491,966  72.18%