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Illinois gets low marks on voter representation

Marc FilippinoReboot Illinois

Oct 05, 2016

Millions of Illinoisans are getting ready to cast their votes on Election Day.

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But as Nov. 8 approaches, we wonder how many of those voters are actually representative of the overall Illinois population. Do those voters reflect Illinois’ racial, age and gender makeup?

WalletHub decided to look at the whole country’s voter representation, including a close-up, state-by-state breakdown. Here’s how they did it:

“…we compared each state’s voter distribution to its electorate distribution by race, age, and gender to determine the state’s Voter Representation Index. We then applied the same approach to determine the…

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