Community
Voter Participation Rate
Source: Arkansas Secretary of State
Voter Participation Rate
2016
Arkansas County43%
Ashley County46%
Baxter County59%
Benton County56%
Boone County56%
Bowie County, Texas49%
Bradley County43%
Calhoun County54%
Carroll County51%
Chicot County50%
Clark County48%
Clay County43%
Cleburne County59%
Cleveland County52%
Columbia County47%
Conway County49%
Craighead County47%
Crawford County49%
Crittenden County45%
Cross County53%
Dallas County46%
Desha County47%
Drew County46%
Faulkner County53%
Franklin County50%
Fulton County50%
Garland County54%
Grant County54%
Greene County45%
Hempstead County43%
Hot Spring County46%
Howard County47%
Independence County49%
Izard County50%
Jackson County37%
Jefferson County46%
Johnson County45%
Lafayette County50%
Lawrence County44%
Lee County39%
Lincoln County33%
Little River County54%
Logan County47%
Lonoke County53%
Madison County58%
Marion County53%
Miller County49%
Mississippi County41%
Monroe County48%
Montgomery County48%
Nevada County49%
Newton County44%
Ouachita County46%
Perry County54%
Phillips County47%
Pike County47%
Poinsett County42%
Polk County53%
Pope County47%
Prairie County52%
Pulaski County54%
Randolph County47%
Saline County61%
Scott County43%
Searcy County59%
Sebastian County47%
Sevier County38%
Sharp County54%
St. Francis County36%
Stone County58%
Union County54%
Van Buren County54%
Washington County51%
White County47%
Woodruff County48%
Yell County40%

Source: Arkansas Secretary of State




Number of People Who Voted
2016
Arkansas County6,245
Ashley County7,512
Baxter County19,924
Benton County97,738
Boone County16,206
Bowie County, Texas34,603
Bradley County3,673
Calhoun County2,284
Carroll County10,861
Chicot County4,329
Clark County8,831
Clay County5,266
Cleburne County12,198
Cleveland County3,373
Columbia County8,930
Conway County8,026
Craighead County35,949
Crawford County22,612
Crittenden County16,050
Cross County6,920
Dallas County2,793
Desha County4,298
Drew County6,641
Faulkner County47,979
Franklin County6,841
Fulton County4,833
Garland County41,173
Grant County7,395
Greene County14,557
Hempstead County7,116
Hot Spring County12,045
Howard County4,722
Independence County13,746
Izard County5,526
Jackson County5,192
Jefferson County26,000
Johnson County8,880
Lafayette County2,882
Lawrence County5,858
Lee County3,124
Lincoln County3,855
Little River County5,277
Logan County7,996
Lonoke County27,306
Madison County6,956
Marion County7,186
Miller County16,189
Mississippi County13,331
Monroe County2,915
Montgomery County3,590
Nevada County3,271
Newton County2,802
Ouachita County8,921
Perry County4,339
Phillips County7,015
Pike County4,025
Poinsett County7,768
Polk County8,320
Pope County22,771
Prairie County3,474
Pulaski County161,370
Randolph County6,432
Saline County52,507
Scott County3,554
Searcy County3,756
Sebastian County44,929
Sevier County4,596
Sharp County7,327
St. Francis County7,500
Stone County5,702
Union County16,864
Van Buren County7,415
Washington County82,607
White County28,286
Woodruff County2,598
Yell County6,494

Source: Arkansas Secretary of State



NATIONAL RANKING
44

OUT OF 51
2016

STATE TREND

Increasing


50%

2016
1% = 22,832
Voters

What does this measure?

The percentage of the voting-age population (18 and over) who voted in an election.

Why is this important?

Voting is a basic right of all citizens and indicates the citizenry's interest, commitment, and belief in the value of participating in the political process.

How is Arkansas doing?

In 2016, Arkansas' voter participation was 50%, a small increase from 2000 and 5 percentage points below the nation. Arkansas' increase in participation was similar to the United States as a whole.

There was significant variation in rates across the state with the lowest rates in Lincoln and St. Francis counties (33% and 36%), and the highest rates in Saline, Searcy, Cleburne, and Baxter counties (all at 59% or 60%).

Notes about the data

Rates were calculated using Census estimates of the population 18 and over. National data is only available for presidential elections every four years. Voter turnout was calculated using votes cast in the top race on the ballot.




Source: Arkansas Secretary of State, Federal Elections Commission


Voter Participation Rate
200020022004200620082010201220142016
Arkansas46%40%51%36%50%35%48%38%50%

Source: Arkansas Secretary of State, Federal Elections Commission




Number of People Who Voted
200020022004200620082010201220142016
Arkansas921,781816,9581,054,945774,6801,086,617779,9571,078,548852,6421,137,772

Source: Arkansas Secretary of State, Federal Elections Commission










INDICATORS TREND | STATE
Grade 3 Reading Increasing
Grade 8 Math Increasing
Graduation Rate Increasing
Remediation Rate Decreasing
Adults with a High School Degree Increasing
Adults with a Bachelor's Degree or Higher Increasing
Infant Mortality Decreasing
Early Prenatal Care Increasing
Overweight or Obese Students Increasing
Student Drug Usage Decreasing
Overweight or Obese Adults Increasing
Physically Inactive Adults Increasing
Smoking Rate Decreasing
Flouridated Water Increasing
Insurance Coverage Rates Increasing
Oral Health Increasing
Life Expectancy Increasing
Routine Check-ups Increasing
Births to Teens Decreasing
Female-headed Households Increasing
Children Living in Poverty Increasing
People Living in Poverty Increasing
Elderly Living in Poverty Decreasing
Median Household Income Maintaining
Unemployment Rate Maintaining
Homeownership Rate Decreasing
Child Abuse and Neglect Decreasing
Access to Financial Services Not Applicable
Food Insecurity Decreasing
Incarceration Rate Increasing
Homelessness Decreasing
Change in Total Jobs Increasing
Housing Affordability - Owning Maintaining
Housing Affordability - Renting Increasing
Voter Participation Rate Increasing
Charitable Giving Maintaining
Volunteering Decreasing
Group Participation Increasing
Connection to Neighbors Decreasing
Local Voting Decreasing
Change in Population Increasing
Change in Population by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Change in Population by Age Not Applicable


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