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Estimates of the Voting Age Population for 2008

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Commerce.
ACTION: General Notice Announcing Population Estimates.
SUMMARY: This notice announces the voting age population estimates, as of July 1, 2008, for each state and the District of Columbia. We are providing this notice in accordance with the 1976 amendment to the Federal Election Campaign Act, Title 2, United States Code, Section 441a(e).
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Enrique Lamas, Chief, Population Division, U.S. Census Bureau, Room HQ-5H174, Washington, DC 20233, at (301) 763-2071.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Under the requirements of the 1976 amendment to the Federal Election Campaign Act, Title 2, United States Code, Section 441a(e), I hereby give notice that the estimates of the voting age population for July 1, 2008, for each state and the District of Columbia are as shown in the following table.

Estimates of the Population of Voting Age for Each State and the District of Columbia: July 1, 2008 Area Population 18 and over Area Population 18 and over United States 230,117,876 Alabama 3,540,023 Missouri 4,490,136 Alaska 506,417 Montana 747,082 Arizona 4,792,959 Nebraska 1,336,437 Arkansas 2,152,909 Nevada 1,932,366 California 27,392,136 New Hampshire 1,022,451 Colorado 3,732,321 New Jersey 6,635,079 Connecticut 2,689,039 New Mexico 1,481,906 Delaware 666,863 New York 15,082,281 District of Columbia 479,817 North Carolina 6,978,737 Florida 14,324,069 North Dakota 498,433 Georgia 7,136,903 Ohio 8,755,533 Hawaii 1,002,955 Oklahoma 2,736,326 Idaho 1,111,176 Oregon 2,922,485 Illinois 9,722,303 Pennsylvania 9,686,275 Indiana 4,792,111 Rhode Island 822,248 Iowa 2,289,942 South Carolina 3,413,573 Kansas 2,101,649 South Dakota 605,885 Kentucky 3,261,181 Tennessee 4,736,294 Louisiana 3,302,823 Texas 17,601,203 Maine 1,041,589 Utah 1,886,789 Maryland 4,293,014 Vermont 492,340
Massachusetts 5,070,934 Virginia 5,945,888 Michigan 7,613,224 Washington 5,008,049 Minnesota 3,965,749 West Virginia 1,428,310 Mississippi 2,171,898 Wisconsin 4,313,555 Wyoming 404,211

I have certified these counts to the Federal Election Commission.

Dated: January 12, 2009. Carlos M. Gutierrez, Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce.