This page includes data that provide two perspectives on civic engagement. The first data set, from The New York Times, is based on the results of the 2012 U.S. presidential election between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney. Voter participation is measured by comparing the total votes cast to the voting age population, or the population age 18 and older. The second set of data is from the U.S. House of Representatives, the Wisconsin State Legislature, and the East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission and includes the number of local public officials who are women. Local public officials include U.S Representatives, state senators and representatives, county supervisors, mayors and alderpersons, and village presidents and trustees.
The New York Times, Election 2012 President Map
U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates
U.S. House of Representatives
Wisconsin State Legislature
East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission