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 India

The table below shows the statistics from recent elections in India. 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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Year
The year the election took place or a law was passed, etc
Voter Turn­out
The voter turnout 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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Regi­­stration
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 Turn­out
The voter turnout as defined as the percentage of the voting age population that actually voted
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Voting age popu­­lation
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
2014
66.40%
553,801,801
834,101,479
70.29%
787,860,328
1,236,344,631
 No
2009
58.17%
417,037,606
716,985,101
56.45%
738,773,666
1,156,897,766
0.05%
 No
2004
58.07%
389,948,330
671,487,930
60.91%
640,182,791
1,049,700,118
0.10%
 No
1999
59.99%
371,669,104
619,536,847
65.69%
565,780,483
986,856,301
1.91%
 No
1998
61.97%
375,441,739
605,880,192
67.45%
556,651,400
970,933,000
1.86%
 No
1996
57.94%
343,308,035
592,572,288
61.08%
562,028,100
952,590,000
2.44%
 No
1991
56.73%
282,700,942
498,363,801
57.23%
493,963,380
851,661,000
2.43%
 No
1989
61.98%
309,050,495
498,647,786
65.18%
474,143,040
817,488,000
2.68%
 No
1984
63.56%
241,246,887
379,540,608
64.61%
373,371,000
746,742,000
2.51%
 No
1980
56.92%
202,752,893
356,205,329
62.35%
325,162,040
663,596,000
2.43%
 No
1977
60.49%
194,263,915
321,174,327
64.67%
300,392,640
625,818,000
2.75%
 No
1971
55.25%
151,296,749
273,832,301
57.22%
264,393,600
550,820,000
3.20%
 No
1967
61.04%
152,724,611
250,207,401
63.11%
241,996,800
504,160,000
4.47%
 No
1962
55.42%
119,904,284
216,361,569
54.42%
220,324,090
449,641,000
3.94%
 No
1957
62.23%
120,513,915
193,652,179
61.15%
197,090,250
402,225,000
 No
1952
61.17%
105,950,083
173,212,343
58.92%
179,830,000
367,000,000
 No