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Voting and Registration in the Election of November 1986


According to ballot counts, 64.8 million Americans voted in the November 1986 general elections. This is 3 million fewer than the 67.6 million voting in the 1982 elections, despite the addition of 8.4 million persons to the voting-age population (persons 18 years and over). The returns for 1986 represent 46 percent of the voting-age population, down from 40 percent voting in 1982.


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