Smithsonian

Voter Registration in the South

Table 6.2

Voter Registration in the South

 

 

Percentage of Voting-Age Population That Is Registered

 

 

 

Ala.

Ark.

Fla.

Ga.

La.

Miss.

N.C.

S.C.

Tenn.

Tex.

Va.

Total

1960

White

Black*

63.6

13.7

60.9

38.0

69.3

39.4

56.8

29.3

76.9

31.1

63.9

5.2

92.1

39.1

57.1

13.7

73.0

59.1

42.5

35.5

46.1

23.1

61.1

29.1

1970

White

Black

85.0

66.0

74.1

82.3

65.5

55.3

71.7

57.2

77.0

57.4

82.1

71.0

68.1

51.3

62.3

56.1

78.5

71.6

62.0

72.6

64.5

57.0

62.9

62.0

1986

White

Black

77.5

68.9

67.2

57.9

66.9

58.2

62.3

52.8

67.8

60.6

91.6

70.8

67.4

58.4

53.4

52.5

70.0

65.3

79.0

68.0

60.3

56.2

69.9

60.8

 

* Includes other minority races.

 

Source: Voter Education Project, Inc. of Atlanta Georgia, as reported in Statistical Abstract of the United States , 1990, 264.