During the 2010 General Election, Royal Oak followed the national trend of less voters turning out to cast their ballots than in the 2008 Presidential Election. If you were wondering about the hard numbers, they are included below.
In 2008, there were 48,187 registered voters in the city of Royal Oak. Out of those, 35,647 voters cast ballots in the 2008 Presidential Election. This came to a grand total of 73.98% voter turnout. This was significantly higher than the national voter turnout of 63%.
At the time of the 2010 General Election, there were 47,539 registered voters in Royal Oak with 23,685 casting ballots. This ended in a 49.83% voter turnout. This was right on average with the national voter turnout for the 2010 election.