Ever wonder how politically active your fellow citizens are? Well the answer is not as much as they should be! All joking aside, here are the sobering numbers from the 2012 election.
Roughly 57.5 percent of people that are eligible to vote chose to cast a ballot. This is down from the 62.3 percent that turned out to vote in 2008.
The highest turnout was 74.6 percent in Minnesota. It would be an incredible thing if we could get every state to match those numbers. The lowest turnout was 43.6 percent in Hawaii. This is especially sad since the President grew up in Hawaii.
Ideally everyone that can would vote, but in the meantime we should try to emulate Minnesota and the active citizens that live there.