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Turnout percentage of those eligible to vote by year:

1960: 64.9%

1964: 62.8%

1968: 61.9%

1972: 56.6%

1976: 55.1%

1980: 54.7%

1984: 56.0%

1988: 53.1%

1992: 58.1%

1996: 51.5%

2000; 54.3%

2004: 60.7%

Source: Committee for the Study of the American Electorate