For Tableau Public’s #vizthevote month I’m using voter turnout data from Dr Michael McDonald’s, United States Elections Project website to understand, well, voter turnout in the States. He shows that the much-lamented decline in voter participation is actually an artifact of poor measurement: the difference between the voting age population and the voting-eligible population.
I’m sure there are simpler ways to viz this data and tell a story, but I wanted to use connected scatterplot and bump chart to provide more of an exploratory dashboard. And because I like them. What do we learn? That California has a massive ineligible voting population, and that Minnesota loves to vote.
Great that it was made my first Viz of the Day