Community Vitality

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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 our region performing?

Between 78% and 85% of the region's voting-age population has been registered to vote since 2000, consistently higher than statewide rates. Voter registration in our region saw a slight increase in 2018, with 83% of residents registering to vote. The region's peak occurred in 2004, when 85% of residents were registered to vote. The 2018 rate in Ontario, at 86% was the highest in the region, followed by Monroe and Genesee, at 84%, while voter registration was lowest in Yates at 74%.

Notes about the data

Comparable national data not available.

Voter Registration Rate
2000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018
NYS79%77%78%76%81%79%80%76%81%78%78%75%78%77%76%76%81%80%82%
NYS (excluding NYC)85%84%84%83%87%86%86%83%87%83%84%81%84%82%82%81%86%84%86%
Region82%82%80%82%85%83%80%79%83%81%81%79%82%79%79%78%83%81%83%
Monroe80%82%77%82%83%83%78%78%83%82%82%81%84%79%80%79%84%82%84%
Surrounding Counties84%83%84%82%87%84%83%80%82%79%79%78%79%78%78%77%81%80%81%
Genesee87%84%85%85%89%83%83%80%82%79%80%78%80%80%80%80%84%82%84%
Livingston79%79%80%76%83%81%81%79%81%78%79%77%78%76%76%75%81%79%81%
Ontario89%89%90%88%93%89%90%85%88%83%83%81%84%82%83%79%84%84%86%
Orleans75%78%79%80%82%83%82%78%79%76%76%75%76%72%73%73%76%74%75%
Seneca87%85%77%77%80%78%76%76%76%75%74%73%75%74%72%73%76%74%76%
Wayne85%83%84%83%88%87%84%81%83%81%81%79%80%79%80%78%82%82%83%
Wyoming79%79%81%81%84%78%77%77%78%74%75%74%75%75%75%75%78%76%77%
Yates87%81%83%82%86%81%79%77%79%78%78%73%75%74%75%72%75%74%74%

Source: New York State Board of Elections
Notes: Rates were calculated using Census estimates of the population 18 and over.




Number of Registered Voters
2000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018
NYS11,262,81611,033,57811,246,36211,008,08611,837,06811,619,13711,669,57311,245,21812,031,31211,632,79211,806,74411,461,67911,969,19211,776,02511,806,47211,701,56812,493,25012,462,27912,706,050
NYS (excluding NYC)7,007,4176,928,6557,009,2596,920,1827,342,6477,235,8617,251,8517,076,0427,416,3807,170,1357,257,7827,069,9087,328,7707,166,1207,238,1107,149,7727,565,8887,408,4377,568,102
Region732,663740,084721,981746,598773,114763,615738,040732,129773,106760,219762,312755,218783,074753,032757,483745,474792,378776,102794,355
Monroe442,551450,579428,615455,369463,643463,522439,235442,477473,757471,185470,196468,962489,615464,759467,584461,455493,287482,410495,157
Surrounding Counties290,112289,505293,366291,229309,471300,093298,805289,652299,349289,034292,116286,256293,459288,273289,899284,019299,091293,692299,198
Genesee38,82437,72938,38338,36340,63537,79038,21436,81537,94236,77237,25536,59737,71537,15237,40937,14038,80037,91838,492
Livingston39,27239,42540,17638,60542,35741,48541,71240,84542,43540,71041,08440,08840,82639,65340,08239,11442,22241,28742,211
Ontario66,18267,33369,12468,15273,00670,86171,58768,08472,11568,66369,89068,79071,33470,42171,40068,78873,13272,83375,203
Orleans24,36325,43725,75826,08426,98227,40627,11225,89926,14125,14525,38924,98025,50724,18324,38024,06625,21324,28624,514
Seneca21,84822,47920,58120,77921,67421,19820,80620,93820,98920,72520,50020,53020,94520,82020,11420,30620,96520,35820,880
Wayne57,85156,63857,69157,48460,88060,18958,91256,81859,00457,42858,03056,33257,67056,58957,08555,71658,57557,85458,564
Wyoming25,97925,77726,52226,68027,99026,03325,70625,69925,80624,77625,00324,81124,98525,07624,91924,94225,56924,80524,894
Yates15,79314,68715,13115,08215,94715,13114,75614,55414,91714,81514,96514,12814,47714,37914,51013,94714,61514,35114,440

Source: New York State Board of Elections











Worse than NYS by 10% or more
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INDICATORS - Grouped by Topic REGIONAL VALUE YEAR NYS COMPARISON TREND | REGION
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