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 Pakistan

The table below shows the statistics from recent elections in Pakistan. 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
2013
53.‌62%
46,217,482
86,189,802
40.‌43%
114,309,516
193,238,868
 No
2008
44.‌55%
35,610,001
79,934,801
38.‌77%
91,856,744
164,741,924
2.‌70%
 No
2002
41.‌80%
29,829,463
71,358,040
38.‌93%
76,627,450
144,616,639
2.‌60%
 No
1997
35.‌17%
19,058,131
54,189,534
31.‌47%
60,565,705
137,649,330
2.‌30%
 No
1993
40.‌28%
20,293,307
50,377,915
37.‌56%
54,032,880
122,802,000
1.‌30%
 No
1990
45.‌46%
21,395,479
47,065,330
43.‌40%
49,301,560
112,049,000
1.‌10%
 No
1988
43.‌07%
19,903,172
46,206,055
42.‌91%
46,379,960
105,409,000
1.‌50%
 No
1985
52.‌93%
17,250,482
32,589,996
41.‌71%
41,357,400
96,180,000
2.‌40%
 No
1977
55.‌02%
17,000,000
30,899,152
46.‌94%
36,213,120
75,444,000
 No