Voter turnout

See statistics and maps showing how Minneapolis voters turned out to vote.

2021 Municipal Election voter turnout data

Early voting for the 2021 Municipal Election is underway.  Take a look at the early voting data with our interactive dashboard.

2021 Municipal Election interactive data

voter putting ballot into the tabulator

Change in voter turnout from 2016 to 2020

Minneapolis had a record 81.3% registered voter turnout in the 2020 Presidential Election. This is 2.4 percentage points higher than turnout in the 2016 Presidential Election (78.9%). 

Compared to 2016, turnout increased across the City. A few notable areas had a decrease in 2020. For example, areas where college students live had lower turnout. This is likely due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

See the change in voter turnout at a ward or precinct level

heat map showing the change in voter turnout from 2016 to 2020

Minneapolis voter turnout 1968 to 2020

Minneapolis voter turnout varies depending on the type of election. This graph show turnout in presidential, midterm and municipal election years.

Turnout is highest in presidential election years, but even in midterm and municipal election years our turnout is higher than the national average.

Download voter turnout data from 1968 to present

This graph shows Minneapolis voter turnout in presidential, midterm and municipal elections.