Community
Voter Registration Rate

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Source: New York State Board of Elections

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 Westchester County performing?

In 2020, 89% of Westchester County's voting-age population was registered to vote, similar to the rate of 87% in 2016 and the statewide rate of 88%. Registration rates were a bit below those rates in similar counties. Registration is higher in presidential years and peaked in 2008 at 92% when Barack Obama was elected.

Notes about the data

Comparable national data are not available.

Voter Registration Rate
200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017201820192020
Westchester County82%79%81%80%86%87%88%88%92%82%82%78%82%80%80%80%87%83%85%84%89%
Nassau County89%88%89%85%90%91%91%91%96%91%90%89%92%92%92%93%97%96%97%98%
Putnam County90%90%86%83%90%90%88%83%87%82%83%81%84%82%83%81%87%85%87%87%93%
Rockland County84%84%82%80%86%83%84%81%86%82%82%80%83%82%83%82%88%87%90%89%94%
New York State79%77%78%76%81%79%80%76%81%78%78%75%78%77%76%76%81%81%82%83%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
200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017201820192020
Westchester County567,216552,613566,364561,388603,795611,037615,515615,848650,088586,196596,021571,971602,254589,250598,674598,032651,092624,803643,172637,684676,362
Nassau County892,314884,228896,901860,818914,553917,849916,747915,578968,435930,140929,153921,658960,331965,409972,411984,9561,033,0501,025,5981,032,2671,043,994
Putnam County63,39564,48262,39860,88465,99266,78065,34861,48365,29662,17363,42462,41264,94363,58564,57363,95368,25167,12668,85068,60473,905
Rockland County173,926175,929174,297171,127183,230179,281181,553176,314189,009181,070184,898182,252190,235188,286192,352192,357204,395204,237209,337208,292218,901
New York State11,262,81611,033,57811,246,36211,008,08611,837,06811,619,13711,669,57311,245,21812,031,31211,632,79211,806,74411,461,67911,969,19211,776,02511,806,47211,701,56812,493,25012,462,27912,706,05012,869,97713,555,547

Source: New York State Board of Elections








INDICATORS TREND | WESTCHESTER
Early Prenatal Care, by Mother's Race/Ethnicity 1
Increasing
Infant Mortality Rate, by Race/Ethnicity 10 Not Applicable*
Children with Elevated Blood Lead Levels 0
Maintaining
Children Receiving Subsidized Child Care -1
Decreasing
Children Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity 1
Increasing
Disengaged Youth, Ages 16 to 19 -1
Decreasing
Single-Parent Families, by Race/Ethnicity 1
Increasing
Single Female-Headed Households 0
Maintaining
Contributions as a Percentage of Income 0
Maintaining
Voter Registration Rate 1
Increasing
Voter Participation Rate 1
Increasing
Serious Crimes -1
Decreasing
Victims of Domestic Violence -1
Decreasing
Arrest Rates, by Race/Ethnicity 10 Not Applicable*
Households With Internet Access, by Race/Ethnicity 10 Not Applicable*
Households without Vehicles -1
Decreasing
Means of Transportation to Work, by Race/Ethnicity -1
Decreasing
Air Quality 1
Increasing
Population Density 0
Maintaining
Water Quality of the Long Island Sound 1
Increasing
Open Space in Westchester County 1
Increasing
Change in Total Population 1
Increasing
Change in Population, by Race/Ethnicity 1
Increasing
Change in Population, by Age -1
Decreasing
People with Disabilities 1
Increasing
Language Diversity 1
Increasing
People 65 or Older Living Alone 1
Increasing
Change in Total Jobs -1
Decreasing
Change in Jobs by Sector 10 Not Applicable*
Business Ownership, by Race/Ethnicity 10 Not Applicable*
Average Salary by Sector 10 Not Applicable*
Median Household Income, by Race/Ethnicity 0
Maintaining
Female to Male Earnings Ratio 0
Maintaining
Unemployment Rate, by Race/Ethnicity 1
Increasing
People Living in Poverty -1
Decreasing
People Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity 0
Maintaining
Seniors Living in Poverty 0
Maintaining
Seniors Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity 1
Increasing
Food Insecurity -1
Decreasing
Households Receiving SNAP, by Race/Ethnicity 0
Maintaining
Public Assistance 0
Maintaining
People Receiving Supplemental Security Income 1
Increasing
Homeownership Rate, by Race/Ethnicity 1
Increasing
Cost of Homeownership, by Race/Ethnicity 10 Not Applicable*
Overall Housing Cost Burden -1
Decreasing
Cost of Rent, by Race/Ethnicity 10 Not Applicable*
Rent Burdened Households -1
Decreasing
Homelessness, by Race/Ethnicity 10 Not Applicable*
Homelessness, by Sex 10 Not Applicable*
Per-Student Spending 0
Maintaining
Student Suspensions -1
Decreasing
Student Performance on Grade 3 English, by Race/Ethnicity 1
Increasing
High School Cohort Graduation Rate, by Race/Ethnicity 1
Increasing
College Admission Rate, by Race/Ethnicity 1
Increasing
College Enrollment Rate, by Race/Ethnicity -1
Decreasing
Education Levels of Adults, by Race/Ethnicity 1
Increasing
People Without Health Insurance -1
Decreasing
Mortality Rate, by Race/Ethnicity 10 Not Applicable*
Mortality Rate from Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease, by Race/Ethnicity 10 Not Applicable*
Diabetes Mortality, by Race/Ethnicity 10 Not Applicable*
Suicide Rates, by Race/Ethnicity 10 Not Applicable*


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