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


in voter turnout

61% of eligible Minnesotans voted in 2022, which was one of the highest voter turnouts in the nation.

More than 1 in 3

Minnesotans volunteer

At 37%, Minnesota is home to the fifth-highest rate of volunteerism in the nation.

3 in 5

adults in Minnesota say they help or are helped by neighbors

Adults 35 and older are the most likely to report helping their neighbors.