Voter Registration Trends in Presidential Election Years

September 22 is National Voter Registration Day! 

Voting is one of the most basic and cherished rights in our country, and it is a great way to assess the civic health of your community. However, not all residents can vote; only those who are registered. 

Every four years we see a leap in Kansas residents registering to vote – coinciding with the presidential election. So let’s look and see how the number of voter registrations compare to previous cycles. 

Between the elections in November 2012 and November 2016, there were 374,871 new voter registrations. From November 2016 (the day after the election) to September 3, 2020, there have been 466,889 new voter registrations. With 60 days until the election – and 40 days until the registration deadline – voter registration is up 24% compared to the same time period before the 2016 election. 

The chart below shows the daily trend of registrations over the four years between the most recent presidential elections.

Voter registration 2016 vs 2020

Be sure to utilize our data dashboard to see the voter registration trends in your community.