Civic participation is essential to elect representatives and influence policy, provide support for those in need, and build connections that lead to healthy, strong, and vibrant neighborhoods and communities. We track data about voter turnout, volunteerism, and neighbors helping neighbors to better understand how Minnesotans are stepping up to make the state a better place to live.

How Minnesotans engage

Fast facts

#1

in voter turnout

Minnesota is home to the highest voter turnout in the nation. In the 2018 midterm election, 64% of voting-eligible adults cast a ballot. The 2016 presidential election saw  saw 75% of voting-eligible adults cast a ballot.

47
%

of Minnesotans volunteer

Minnesota is home to the second highest rate of volunteerism in the nation.

6 in 10

adults in Minnesota say they help or are helped by neighbors

This is the sixth highest rate of neighbors helping neighbors in the nation.