Tennessee near bottom for voting turnout, report shows

Election, vote, voting tile

A new study by the Pew Research Center shows that for the past eight years Tennessee has been one of the worst states in the nation for voter turnout, hitting a record low in 2014.

Out of every state and Washington,D.C., Tennessee placed 50 out of 51 for voter turnout in 2014, with only 29 percent of the population heading to the polls.

Tennessee has been traditionally one of the lowest states in voter turnout in the nation. Out of 50 states on the list, the Volunteer State ranked 43, 49, 46 and 50 in 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014, respectively.

Read more at our news partner's website, tennessean.com.