Florida Department of State

  • Room 316, R.A. Gray Building
  • 500 South Bronough Street
  • Tallahassee, Fl 32399-0250
  • (850)245-6200

Division of Elections

Voter Turnout Statistics

Year Presidential Preference Primary First Primary Second Primary General Election
1954 ** 53% 58% 47%
1956 ** 66% * 70%
1958 ** 54% 30% 37%
1960 ** 59% 63% 77%
1962 ** 43% 29% 46%
1964 ** 58% 62% 74%
1966 ** 51% 58% 60%
1968 ** 44% 42% 79%
1970 ** 41% 42% 62%
1972 58% 31% * 74%
1974   33% 26% 50%
1976 56% 32% * 77%
1978   36% 33% 60%
1980 43% 36% 38% 77%
1982   30% 15% 55%
1984 33% * * 75%
1986   30% 24% 61%
1988 43% 31% 23% 73%
1990   34% 25% 60%
1992 38% 35% 17% 83%
1994   29% 12% 66%
1996 29% 26% * 67%
1998   17% 7% 49%
2000 19% 25% 12% 70%
2002   29% *** 55%
2004 20% 26% *** 74%
2006   20% *** 47%
2008 42% 18% *** 75%
2010   22% *** 49%
2012 41% 21% *** 72%
AVG 38% 36% 32% 64%

* In several years both parties did not have statewide races on the ballot at the second primary.

** There were no presidential preference primaries prior to 1972.

*** There have been no second primaries since 2000.