Turnout in the 2016 presidential election, initially characterized as low, actually exceeded that of the 2012 race in which President Barack Obama won re-election. … And unsurprisingly, states that made it easier to register and vote usually experienced significantly higher turnout than states that did not.
Those findings, and a raft of others, are in the latest edition of “America Goes to the Polls,” a distillation of election statistics compiled every two years by Nonprofit VOTE and the United States Elections Project, an election-information clearinghouse run by Michael P. McDonald, a University of Florida political science professor. CONT.
Michael Wines, New York Times