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

Minnesota is home to the highest voter turnout in the nation. In the 2020 presidential election, 80% of voting-eligible adults cast a ballot. The 2018 midterm election saw 64% of voting-eligible Minnesotans cast a ballot. 


of Minnesotans volunteer

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

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