Voter Registration Survey: Majority of Voters Already Registered

The 2016 presidential election season is in full swing. So many voters are carefully considering the different candidates and issues, while others are considering whether they would like to actually cast a vote. Since today is National Voter Registration Day, some potential voters may be thinking about registering to vote in the upcoming elections. How many people are likely to register before the next election? And what are people’s overall thoughts about voting?

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Voter Registration

In Ask Your Target Market’s latest survey, 74% of respondents said that they are already registered to vote. Of those who aren’t already registered, 23% said that they would be likely to do so before the next election. 60% said they are unlikely to register to vote before the next election. And 17% are neutral or completely unsure.

Political Leanings

In general, 37% of respondents said they consider themselves to be Democrats. 22% lean more toward the Republican side. 23% are independent. 4% are Libertarian. And 15% said they don’t have any political leanings. Those who describe themselves as Republicans were 11% more likely to have already registered to vote than those who described themselves as Democrats. But both were more likely than the panel overall to have already registered.

Voting Importance

But overall, it seems that most people can agree that voting is an important part of our governmental system. 73% of respondents said they feel it’s important for them to vote. 68% think that everyone should vote. And 34% even think that voting should be a legal requirement.

You can view the complete survey results in the widget below and be sure to click “Open Full Report” to take advantage of all the chart and filter options.

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What do you want to know? If you need some consumer insights on a particular topic, let us know in the comments below and we’ll consider it for an upcoming survey post.

Results were collected on September 20 via AYTM’s online survey panel.

Anne Pilon brings 3 years experience to AYTM as a blogger and journalist. She has a degree in journalism and marketing communications from Columbia College in Chicago and enjoys writing about business, marketing, social media, and art.