In recent elections, voter turnout rates for women have equaled or exceeded voter turnout rates for men. Women, who constitute more than half the population, have cast between four and seven million more votes than men in recent elections. Learn more about the gender differences in voter turnout in recent and past elections from the Center for American Women and Politics’ fact sheets and analyses.

Fact Sheets

Gender Differences in Voter Turnout
Includes listing of percentages of men and women voting in presidential and non-presidential years from 1964 through 2012 and voter registration numbers from 1984 through 2012. Also includes a break down of differences between men and women voting by racial category (1984 – 2012) and age (1996 and 2012).

Voting Patterns of Young Men and Women
Voting percentages and attitudes of young men and women from 1974 through 2012.

Previous Election Analyses

8.8 Million More Women Than Men Voted in 2004 Elections
Women turned out to vote in the 2004 elections at a notably higher rate than men, according to official figures released in early June 2005 by the U.S. Bureau of the Census.

Gender Differences in Voter Turnout in 2000: Battleground States
A list of percentages and numbers of men and women voters in 18 states where the margin of victory for Bush or Gore in the 2000 elections was less than 7 percentage points.