Michigan’s strong ranking for voter participation is only getting stronger.
A total of 66.2 percent of Michigan’s voting-age population cast ballots in the 2008 U.S. presidential election. That’s Michigan’s highest participation in a presidential election in 40 years. Michigan ranked seventh among all states in 2008 presidential election participation, up from 12th in 2004 and 2000.
Michigan voter participation in gubernatorial elections reached a 36-year high in 2006 when 50.7 percent of the voting age population cast ballots.