Voter registrations have not kept pace with population growth over the past eight years. Despite a record 15M Texans registered to vote, a larger percentage of Texans are not registered than in 2008, and a significantly larger percentage of Texans did not cast ballots in the 2016 election.

The federal Census Bureau today released estimates for the voting-age population (VAP) in each state as of July 1, 2016. Almost 20.6 million people aged 18 or older were estimated to be living in Texas at that time, an increase of nearly 2.3 million from 2012.

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