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.

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Voter turnout data for Italy

The table below shows the statistics from recent elections in Italy. 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
2013
75.19%
35,271,541
46,905,154
68.33%
51,620,536
61,482,297
3.59%
 No
2008
80.54%
37,954,253
47,126,326
79.13%
47,961,929
58,147,733
5.10%
 No
2006
83.62%
39,298,497
46,997,601
82.13%
47,848,339
58,103,033
2.90%
 No
2001
81.44%
40,195,500
49,358,947
84.92%
47,332,575
57,684,294
7.20%
 No
1996
82.91%
40,496,438
48,846,238
87.35%
46,363,590
57,239,000
7.80%
 No
1994
86.14%
41,461,260
48,135,041
90.84%
45,641,100
57,049,000
5.90%
 No
1992
87.44%
41,479,764
47,435,964
92.34%
44,918,610
56,859,000
5.40%
 Yes
1987
88.86%
40,599,490
45,689,829
94.40%
43,008,750
57,345,000
4.90%
 Yes
1983
89.02%
39,114,321
43,936,534
91.76%
42,627,000
56,836,000
5.70%
 Yes
1979
90.35%
38,112,228
42,181,664
92.75%
41,093,160
56,292,000
3.90%
 Yes
1976
93.37%
37,741,404
40,423,131
95.43%
39,547,710
55,701,000
2.70%
 Yes
1972
93.18%
34,524,106
37,049,654
94.70%
36,454,700
54,410,000
3.20%
 Yes
1968
92.79%
33,003,249
35,566,681
93.10%
35,449,700
52,910,000
3.60%
 Yes
1963
92.88%
31,766,058
34,201,660
95.31%
33,328,680
50,498,000
3.20%
 Yes
1958
93.72%
30,399,708
32,436,022
93.92%
32,367,060
49,041,000
2.80%
 Yes
1953
93.87%
28,410,851
30,267,080
91.53%
31,041,400
47,756,000
4.30%
 Yes
1948
92.23%
26,854,203
29,117,554
93.26%
28,794,780
45,706,000
2.20%
 Yes
1946
89.08%
24,947,187
28,005,449
88.01%
28,346,220
44,994,000
7.70%
 Yes

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
65.05%
32,748,675
50,342,153
65.11%
50,296,935
60,461,585
6.39%
 No
2004
71.72%
35,717,655
49,804,087
75.37%
47,388,052
57,888,245
8.96%
 No
1999
69.76%
34,376,467
49,278,309
74.36%
46,226,974
56,909,109
9.65%
 No
1994
73.60%
35,667,440
48,461,792
78.83%
45,248,017
56,842,392
7.72%
 No
1989
81.00%
37,719,017
46,566,688
87.17%
43,272,844
56,649,201
7.70%
 Yes
1984
83.40%
37,061,545
44,438,303
89.62%
41,355,648
56,565,117
5.30%
 Yes
1979
84.90%
35,822,170
42,193,369
90.19%
39,720,584
56,247,017
2.20%
 Yes