See also the publications Voter Turnout Since 1945: A Global Report and Voter Turnout in Western Europe since 1945: A Regional Report, which are based on the data in this database.

Voter turnout data for Finland

The table below shows the statistics from recent elections in Finland. The data has been verified where possible. You can click on any cell to see when the data was last reviewed. You can also help us make the database better by suggesting updates or corrections.

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Parliamentary

Year
The year the election took place or a law was passed, etc
Voter Turn-
out
The voter turnout (of the only or final round) as defined as the percentage of registered voters who actually voted
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Total vote
The total number of votes cast in the relevant election. Total vote includes valid and invalid votes, as well as blank votes in cases where these are separated from invalid votes.
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Regi-
­stration
The number of registered voters. The figure represents the number of names on the voters' register at the time that the registration process closes (cut-off date), as reported by the electoral management body.
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VAP Turn-
out
The voter turnout as defined as the percentage of the voting age population that actually voted
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Voting age popu-
­lation
The voting age population (VAP) includes all citizens above the legal voting age
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Popu­lation
The total population
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Invalid votes
A vote needs to fulfill a number of criteria to be considered as valid.
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Compulsory voting
2011
67.37%
2,955,865
4,387,701
70.07%
4,218,256
5,259,250
0.55%
 No
2007
65.02%
2,790,752
4,292,436
68.18%
4,093,161
5,231,372
0.70%
 No
2003
66.71%
2,815,700
4,220,951
69.96%
4,024,992
5,183,545
0.90%
 No
1999
65.27%
2,710,095
4,152,430
65.21%
4,155,857
5,180,030
1%
 No
1995
68.58%
2,803,602
4,088,358
71.13%
3,941,630
5,119,000
0.60%
 No
1991
68.39%
2,776,984
4,060,778
71.93%
3,860,780
5,014,000
1.80%
 No
1987
72.06%
2,895,488
4,018,248
77.25%
3,748,320
4,932,000
0.50%
 No
1983
75.73%
2,992,970
3,951,932
81.10%
3,690,560
4,856,000
0.40%
 No
1979
75.31%
2,906,066
3,858,553
81.32%
3,573,750
4,765,000
0.40%
 No
1975
73.80%
2,761,223
3,741,460
80.29%
3,439,030
4,711,000
0.40%
 No
1972
81.40%
2,587,060
3,178,169
84.48%
3,062,400
4,640,000
0.40%
 No
1970
82.23%
2,544,510
3,094,359
83.63%
3,042,600
4,610,000
0.30%
 No
1966
84.94%
2,378,583
2,800,461
85.14%
2,793,800
4,580,000
0.40%
 No
1962
85.09%
2,310,090
2,714,838
85.46%
2,703,000
4,505,000
0.40%
 No
1958
74.99%
1,954,397
2,606,258
74.71%
2,616,000
4,360,000
0.50%
 No
1954
79.90%
2,019,042
2,526,969
80.27%
2,515,200
4,192,000
0.50%
 No
1951
74.58%
1,825,779
2,448,239
73.96%
2,468,670
4,047,000
0.70%
 No
1948
78.25%
1,893,837
2,420,287
79.36%
2,386,320
3,912,000
0.70%
 No
1945
74.87%
1,710,251
2,284,249
74.61%
2,292,380
3,758,000
0.70%
 No

Presidential

Year
The year the election took place or a law was passed, etc
Voter Turn-
out
The voter turnout (of the only or final round) as defined as the percentage of registered voters who actually voted
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Total vote
The total number of votes cast in the relevant election. Total vote includes valid and invalid votes, as well as blank votes in cases where these are separated from invalid votes.
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Regi-
stration
The number of registered voters. The figure represents the number of names on the voters' register at the time that the registration process closes (cut-off date), as reported by the electoral management body.
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VAP Turn-
out
The voter turnout as defined as the percentage of the voting age population that actually voted
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Voting age popu-
lation
The voting age population (VAP) includes all citizens above the legal voting age
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Popu­lation
The total population
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Invalid votes
A vote needs to fulfil a number of criteria to be considered as valid.
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Compulsory voting
2012
68.86%
2,872,821
4,172,200
67.52%
4,254,926
5,262,930
 No
2006
74.05%
3,163,667
4,272,537
77.56%
4,079,025
5,223,442
0.50%
 No
2000
76.80%
3,200,580
4,167,204
76.81%
4,166,662
5,180,030
0.50%
 No
1994
76.96%
3,193,825
4,150,000
81.41%
3,923,150
5,095,000
 No
1988
77.83%
3,141,360
4,036,169
82.48%
3,808,420
4,946,000
3.90%
 No
1982
81.31%
3,188,056
3,921,005
88.06%
3,620,250
4,827,000
0.30%
 No
1978
64.26%
2,470,339
3,844,279
69.30%
3,564,750
4,753,000
0.60%
 No
1968
69.91%
2,048,784
2,930,635
67.05%
3,055,800
4,630,000
0.30%
 No
1962
81.46%
2,211,441
2,714,883
81.81%
2,703,000
4,505,000
0.30%
 No
1956
73.35%
1,905,449
2,597,738
74.17%
2,569,200
4,282,000
0.30%
 No
1950
63.76%
1,585,835
2,487,230
64.85%
2,445,490
4,009,000
0.40%
 No

EU Parliament

Year
The year the election took place or a law was passed, etc
Voter Turn-
out
The voter turnout (of the only or final round) as defined as the percentage of registered voters who actually voted
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Total vote
The total number of votes cast in the relevant election. Total vote includes valid and invalid votes, as well as blank votes in cases where these are separated from invalid votes.
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Regi-
stration
The number of registered voters. The figure represents the number of names on the voters' register at the time that the registration process closes (cut-off date), as reported by the electoral management body.
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VAP Turn-
out
The voter turnout as defined as the percentage of the voting age population that actually voted
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Voting age popu-
lation
The voting age population (VAP) includes all citizens above the legal voting age
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Population
The total population
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Invalid votes
A vote needs to fulfil a number of criteria to be considered as valid.
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Compulsory voting
2009
40.48%
1,672,434
4,131,827
39.92%
4,189,288
5,250,275
0.45%
 No
2004
39.43%
1,666,932
4,227,987
41.22%
4,043,832
5,219,732
0.62%
 No
1999
30.14%
1,248,122
4,141,098
31.64%
3,944,283
5,159,646
0.47%
 No
1996
57.60%
2,366,504
4,108,703
60.94%
3,883,362
5,116,826
4.95%
 No