Sunday, January 23, 2011

Interesting Data

The Beer:  Liberty Ale, enjoyed with a Packers win over the Bears.

The Bicycle:  Not keeping my training schedule.   It will hurt in March.

The VRWC:  I was going to write about same-day voter registration and voter ID, but the data took me in a different direction.

I ran the numbers and find it extraordinary that, when the country as a whole had 56.8% turnout of the voting age population in the 2008 general election, Wisconsin had a turnout of over 10 points higher.  In addition, six counties cast more votes than there were registered voters.  Overall, 86% of registered voters cast their vote.    The 86% seems to be historically accurate.  So the "lack of voter turnout" is actually a lack of voter registration.


1 comment:

Dad29 said...

Well, that means that "lack of voter registration" is a Constitutional problem which must be solved by compulsory means!