Community Engagement
Voter Registration Rate

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Voter Registration Rate

What does this measure?

The percentage of the voting-age population (18 and over) that is registered to vote.

Why is this important?

Voter registration is a gauge of interest and participation in the political process.

How is the region performing?

Between 80% and 91% of the Mid-Hudson Valley region's voting-age population has been registered to vote since 2010, consistent with the state (excluding NYC) rates (81% to 89%). Voter registration in the region stayed steady with 89% of residents registering to vote in 2022. The region's peak occurred in 2020, when 91% of residents were registered to vote. The 2022 rate in Columbia County, at 96%, was the highest in the region with Greene and Sullivan having the lowest rates at 86% for both.

Notes about the data

Comparable national data are not available.

Voter Registration Rate
20002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
Region82%81%82%80%85%84%84%81%86%81%82%80%83%80%81%80%85%83%85%85%91%86%89%
Columbia83%86%88%82%86%89%90%91%93%86%86%86%86%86%86%86%90%89%93%95%100%94%96%
Dutchess76%74%75%74%80%78%79%76%81%78%79%77%80%79%80%78%83%80%83%82%88%86%88%
Greene86%83%84%83%86%84%84%80%82%79%81%79%81%79%80%79%83%81%83%85%91%84%86%
Orange83%79%81%76%82%80%82%77%83%80%81%78%81%80%81%79%84%82%84%83%90%85%87%
Putnam90%90%86%83%90%90%88%83%87%82%83%81%84%82%83%81%87%85%87%87%93%93%95%
Sullivan92%94%95%97%101%102%102%100%102%84%85%86%81%83%86%86%90%85%88%89%95%84%86%
Ulster83%84%85%87%92%85%84%86%88%83%84%85%88%81%79%81%86%83%87%89%93%87%90%
NYS (excluding NYC)85%84%84%83%87%86%86%83%87%83%84%81%84%82%82%81%86%84%86%86%89%86%88%

Source: New York State Board of Elections
Notes: Rates were calculated using Census estimates of the population 18 and over.




Number of Registered Voters
20002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
Region659,662659,672673,382665,343718,196709,359715,552698,502740,424702,507715,772705,450729,144712,608718,128712,499757,122739,240765,716768,661820,344807,157827,813
Columbia39,80941,07042,59340,03842,44543,81544,30145,39746,18243,00943,34843,05243,32543,40243,56642,98944,59844,05246,13747,12849,60949,08749,619
Dutchess159,846159,014162,969161,627176,740174,716176,956172,163185,948179,927183,792179,944187,948184,958187,756184,701196,214191,086197,843196,708210,340209,247214,975
Greene31,90330,67031,35931,14932,85232,65832,95231,59432,59331,51032,12931,27232,33531,39731,86631,04232,81132,03732,89533,71935,90834,33134,929
Orange200,786196,418202,482194,819211,585210,238215,017204,050221,639215,375219,578213,054223,166220,391223,490220,865236,241232,124240,218239,468257,382255,654262,391
Putnam63,39564,48262,39860,88465,99266,78065,34861,48365,29662,17363,42462,41264,94363,58564,57363,95368,25167,12668,85068,60473,90573,59375,601
Sullivan51,11852,62953,61855,39558,43159,95860,18559,68561,12350,20250,82751,53148,74150,03750,97850,61052,71950,39452,17652,92256,47053,16154,459
Ulster112,805115,389117,963121,431130,151121,194120,793124,130127,643120,311122,674124,185128,686118,838115,899118,339126,288122,421127,597130,112136,730132,084135,839
NYS (excluding NYC)7,007,4176,928,6557,009,2596,920,1827,342,6477,235,8617,251,8517,076,0427,416,3807,170,1357,257,7827,069,9087,328,7707,166,1207,238,1107,149,7727,565,8887,408,4377,568,1027,599,5936,901,0657,791,3157,930,451

Source: New York State Board of Elections




INDICATORS TREND | STATE
Children Living in Poverty Increasing
Children Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Single-Parent Families Increasing
Single-Parent Families, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Rate of Child Abuse and Neglect Decreasing
Rate of Foster Care Admissions Decreasing
Teen Pregnancy Decreasing
Voter Registration Rate Increasing
Voter Participation Rate Decreasing
Total Population Increasing
Population by Age Not Applicable
Population by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Household Types Not Applicable
Change in Total Jobs Increasing
Foreign-Born Population Increasing
Employment by Sector Not Applicable
Spending for County Government Increasing
Tourism Revenue Increasing
Preschoolers Receiving Special Education Services Increasing
Prekindergarten Participation Decreasing
Students Receiving Special Education Services Increasing
Per-Student Spending Increasing
Student Performance on Grade 4 English, by Economic Background Not Applicable
Student Performance on Grade 4 English, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Student Performance on Grade 4 Math, by Economic Background Not Applicable
Student Performance on Grade 4 Math, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
High School Cohort Graduation Rate Increasing
High School Cohort Dropout Rate Decreasing
High School GED Rate Decreasing
Education Levels of Adults Not Applicable
Education Levels of Adults, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Median Household Income Maintaining
Median Household Income, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
People Living in Poverty Maintaining
People Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Seniors Living in Poverty Increasing
Veterans Living in Poverty Maintaining
Children Receiving Subsidized Child Care Decreasing
Students Eligible for Free/Reduced Price Lunch Increasing
Earned Income Tax Credit Participation Decreasing
People Without Health Insurance Decreasing
Deaths from Drug Overdoses Increasing
Early Prenatal Care, by Mother's Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Living Wage Rate by Household Type Not Applicable
Income in Relation to Poverty Level Not Applicable
Babies with Low Birth Weights Increasing
People Living wth HIV Increasing
Mental Health Clinic Visits Decreasing
Homeownership Rates Increasing
Homeless Persons Decreasing
Cost of Homeownership Maintaining
Cost of Renting Not Applicable
Violent Crimes Decreasing
Domestic Violence Decreasing
Arrest Rates, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable


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