Arizona ranks near bottom for voter engagement, according to WalletHub

Posted at 2:04 PM, Nov 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-01 17:04:19-04

Ever ask someone which candidate they want to win the 2016 presidential election and they respond, "I don't care"?  If the answer is yes, it's not surprising.

A study by the personal-finance website WalletHub revealed there are many Arizonans not engaged in the political process. In fact, Arizona ranks seventh from last of all U.S.. states and the District of Columbia in the analysis.

What is dragging down our ranking? The low number of registered voters during the 2012 presidential election and the low percentage of the electorate, which actually voted in the 2012 election for starters.

The study also found a correlation between the size of a person's bank account and their likeliness to vote.  “During the 2008 presidential election, only 41 percent of eligible voters making less than $15,000 a year voted, compared to 78 percent of those making $150,000 a year or more,” according to the Center for Voting and Democracy.

Click on the map below to learn more about the top ten and bottom ten states for voter engagement.

For the complete findings, click here