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The top and bottom 5 counties in Michigan for voter turnout

Map showing counties with the highest and lowest voter turnout.
Mark Brush
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Michigan Radio
Map showing counties with the highest and lowest voter turnout.

The overall voter turnout for Michigan was a bit underwhelming this election cycle - less than half of those people eligible to vote in Michigan showed up at the polls on Election Day.

But what about individual counties? Which had the best voter turnout, and which had the worst?

Here's what we found from data provided by the office of the Michigan Secretary of State:

Counties with lowest voter turnout:

  • Cass - 34.11%
  • Menominee - 34.16%
  • St. Joseph - 34.37%
  • Berrien - 34.95%
  • Branch - 35.94%

Counties with highest voter turnout:

  • Keweenaw - 59.56%
  • Leelanau - 56.52%
  • Clinton - 52.72%
  • Eaton - 50.81%
  • Livingston - 50.26%

Overall, the state's voter turnout rate was 42.78%.
- Ari Sandberg, Michigan Radio Newsroom

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