November 6, 2007
• In the 2005 general election 37.24 percent of voters voted a straight ticket ballot, that is, all candidates from the same political party.
• 68 percent of voters have admitted to voting for a person they had never heard of at least once in the past 10 years.
• On average, a person running for elected office will spend on the campaign an amount equal to approximately 6.4 percent of the salary for that position. If the amount expended on the Presidential campaign is removed from the calculation the figure drops to approximately 2.7 percent.
• Moderately inclement weather will reduce the voting rate by an average of 19.5 percent.
• On an average election day, 66.4 percent of voters will drive to their polling place, 18.6 percent will walk, 9.2 percent will take public transportation, 1.4 percent will ride a bike and the rest will arrive by other means.