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.
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.
of Minnesotans volunteer
Minnesota is home to the second highest rate of volunteerism in the nation.
adults in Minnesota say they help or are helped by neighbors
This is the sixth highest rate of neighbors helping neighbors in the nation.