Civic Engagement Data

Through civic engagement, like voting and volunteering, people can promote positive changes that influence health and well-being in their communities. more

Purpose

To assess Rhode Island's progress towards advancing health equity, as part of Rhode Island's statewide health equity indicators.

Key Information

Indicator Percentage of registered voters participating in the most recent presidential election
Data Source Rhode Island Board of Elections
Strata City/Town
What this indicator means This indicator represents the percentage of registered voters who participated in the most recent presidential election, stratified by city and town. The data were extracted from the RI Board of Elections voter turnout report. Cities and towns with lower percentages of participating voters are considered more disadvantaged, because this indicates lower civic engagement in those communities.

Key Findings, 2016

  • Central Falls (43%), Providence (45.3%), Woonsocket (46.3%), and Pawtucket (53.3%) (the core cities) had the lowest percentages of participating voters
  • Scituate, Little Compton, and Jamestown had the highest percentages of participating voters

Data Source: Rhode Island Board of Elections