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*Texas Bar's Annual Bar Elections' Voter Participation Rates by Member Attorneys:

YEAR

BALLOTS DISTRIBUTED
(BY POSTAL MAIL AND /
OR THE INTERNET)

VOTES CAST
(VIA INTERNET
OR POSTAL MAIL)
**PARTICIPATED (%)

**ABSTAINED (%)

2020 105,258 19,298 (<-internet only) 18% (<--after 2 months) 82%
2019 103,456 24,252 23% *** 77%
2018 102,025 32,268 32% 68%
2017
(runoff)
****
100,401 30,138 30% 70%
2017 100,434 27,038 27% 73%
2016 98,692 18,175 18% 82%
2015 97,127 24,347 25% 75%
2014 94,920 20,514 22% 78%
2013
(runoff)
92,459 28,019 30% 70%
2013 92,364 25,091 27% 73%
2012 90,300 18,694 21% 79%
2011 88,129 21,210 24% 76%
2010 86,105 19,937 23% 77%
2009 84,022 24,055 29% 71%
2008 81,895 20,075 25% 75%
2007 79,605 17,786 22% 78%
         
     
**Average %:
2007-2020
= 24%
**Average %:
2007-2020
= 76%
       

 

*Sources: Texas Bar's elections department and Elections Services Corp.
**The percentages are all rounded up a percentage point if they end in ##.5 or greater, and down one if not.
***To our knowledge, all electoral periods lasted for 1 month (per year) unless otherwise indicated (i.e. during 2020, for which it lasted 2 months).
****Both runoff years had 2 stage elections. (2013 & 2017). We included merely the highest percentage of the two, each time, for each column. **

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