Courtesy of FairVote, here are the voter turnout percentages from Presidential and non-Presidential elections beginning in 1948. This year, 2014, is a midterm election or an election that does not include a Presidential race. As you can see, elections in non-Presidential years have never experienced voter turnout over 50%. The best year was 1966 at 49%. Why do you believe that voter turnout in non-Presidential elections is so low? What do you think the national turnout will be this year?