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Voter Registration

This indicator shows the percentage of adults that were registered to vote in the last presidential election.

Voter Registration

80.7
76.2
Comparison: MD Counties 

80.2

percent
Measurement Period: 2012

County: Montgomery

Categories: Government & Politics / Elections & Voting, Social Environment / Social & Civic Involvement
Technical Note: The distribution is based on data from 24 Maryland counties and county equivalents.
Population estimates are from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: June 2013
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Why is this important?

Voter registration is a strong indication of civic engagement. Citizens who are registered to vote tend to be more informed and actively participate in the community. Voting ensures that all citizens have the opportunity to voice their opinions on issues such as the use of tax dollars, civil rights and foreign policy.

Voter Registration : Time Series

2004: 76.1 2008: 77.2 2012: 80.2

percent

Voter Registration

Comparison: Prior Value 

80.2

percent
Measurement Period: 2012

County: Montgomery

Categories: Government & Politics / Elections & Voting, Social Environment / Social & Civic Involvement
Technical Note: The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were not taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
Population estimates are from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: June 2013

Why is this important?

Voter registration is a strong indication of civic engagement. Citizens who are registered to vote tend to be more informed and actively participate in the community. Voting ensures that all citizens have the opportunity to voice their opinions on issues such as the use of tax dollars, civil rights and foreign policy.

Voter Registration : Time Series

2004: 76.1 2008: 77.2 2012: 80.2

percent