In 2012 there were 5,428,833 registered voters and of those 71.78% voted or 3,896,846. In 2015 those numbers dropped to 5,196,436 and 29% or 1,509,864. What a difference a presidential election makes. Well, we’re in the presidential cycle again, and many folks need to get their voter registration back in order.
Your important dates for the coming electoral process:
- Next General Election or Primary: Tuesday, March 1, 2016
- Deadline to register to vote: Monday, February 8, 2016
- Deadline for absentee ballot by mail application: 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 23, 2016
- Deadline for absentee ballot by appearing in-person: 5:00 p.m. Saturday, February 27, 2016