N.D. ranks in top 20 states with high voter turnout


North Dakotans are used to seeing themselves among the top states in terms of voter turnout.

But the 2016 election tells a slightly different story.

North Dakota had a decent turnout – 64 percent of eligible voters, according to U.S. Census Bureau data (N.D. Secretary of State data says 61 percent).

But that only ranks North Dakota at #18 in terms of states with the highest voter turnout, according to a survey by financial website 24/7 Wall St.

It seems 17 states did better than “The Peace Garden State.”

Minnesota came in at #5 with a 69 percent voter turnout.

Montana was 13th with a 66 percent voter turnout, while South Dakota came in at 38th with a 59 percent voter turnout.

The top three states with the highest voter turnout in the 2016 elections: Maine (73 percent), Wisconsin (71 percent) and Colorado (70 percent).

You can read the complete survey and methodology here.

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