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Voting and Registration in the Election of November 2008

Report Number P20-562RV
Thom File and Sarah Crissey

This report examines levels of voting and registration in the November 2008 presidential election, the characteristics of citizens who reported either registering or voting in the election, and the reasons why some registered individuals did not vote.

The data in this report are based on responses to the November 2008 Current Population Survey (CPS) Voting and Registration Supplement, which surveys the civilian noninstitutionalized population in the United States. The estimates presented in this report may differ from those based on administrative data or exit polls. For more information, see the sections on Measuring Voting and Registration in the Current Population Survey and Accuracy of the Estimates.

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