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 Netherlands

The table below shows the statistics from recent elections in Netherlands. 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 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
2012
74.56%
9,462,223
12,689,810
71.02%
13,322,602
16,730,632
0.40%
 No
2010
75.40%
9,442,977
12,524,152
71.13%
13,276,313
16,783,092
0.28%
 No
2006
80.35%
9,854,998
12,264,503
77.48%
12,718,943
16,491,461
0.20%
 No
2003
80.04%
9,666,602
12,076,711
77.54%
12,467,104
16,607,754
0.10%
 No
2002
79.06%
9,515,226
12,035,935
76.82%
12,386,626
15,981,472
1.50%
 No
1998
73.23%
8,607,787
11,755,132
70.12%
12,275,387
15,649,729
1.70%
 No
1994
78.75%
9,021,144
11,455,924
75.20%
11,996,400
15,380,000
0.50%
 No
1989
80.27%
8,919,787
11,112,189
78.01%
11,433,730
14,849,000
0.30%
 No
1986
85.76%
9,199,621
10,727,701
84.22%
10,923,000
14,564,000
0.30%
 No
1982
80.98%
8,273,631
10,216,634
80.30%
10,303,200
14,310,000
0.40%
 No
1981
87.03%
8,738,238
10,040,121
85.19%
10,257,120
14,246,000
0.50%
 No
1977
88.00%
8,365,829
9,506,318
86.27%
9,697,100
13,853,000
0.60%
 No
1972
83.50%
7,445,287
8,916,947
90.09%
8,264,600
13,330,000
0.70%
 No
1971
79.08%
6,364,719
8,048,726
77.83%
8,177,800
13,190,000
0.70%
 No
1967
94.95%
7,076,328
7,452,776
92.07%
7,686,000
12,600,000
2.80%
 Yes
1963
95.13%
6,419,964
6,748,611
87.95%
7,299,870
11,967,000
2.50%
 Yes
1959
95.57%
6,143,409
6,427,864
88.76%
6,921,060
11,346,000
2.30%
 Yes
1956
95.50%
5,849,652
6,125,210
88.07%
6,642,290
10,889,000
2.10%
 Yes
1952
94.98%
5,501,728
5,792,679
86.87%
6,333,020
10,382,000
3%
 Yes
1948
93.67%
5,089,582
5,433,633
85.14%
5,978,000
9,800,000
3.10%
 Yes
1946
93.12%
4,913,015
5,275,888
85.47%
5,748,030
9,423,000
3.10%
 Yes

EU Parliament

Year
The year the election took place or a law was passed, etc
Voter Turn­out
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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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 fulfil a number of criteria to be considered as valid.
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Compulsory voting
2014
37.32%
4,782,251
12,815,496
36.35%
13,156,909
16,877,351
0.60%
 No
2009
36.75%
4,573,743
12,445,497
34.68%
13,188,512
16,715,999
0.44%
 No
2004
39.26%
4,777,121
12,168,878
38.32%
12,464,846
16,258,032
0.24%
 No
1999
30.02%
3,560,764
11,862,864
29.42%
12,105,169
15,760,225
0.46%
 No
1994
35.69%
4,146,730
11,618,677
35.21%
11,777,483
15,341,553
0.32%
 No
1989
47.20%
5,249,337
11,121,477
47.02%
11,163,562
14,805,240
0.10%
 No
1984
50.60%
5,300,856
10,476,000
50.61%
10,474,544
14,394,589
0.10%
 No
1979
58.10%
5,698,550
9,808,176
58.43%
9,752,249
13,985,526
0.50%
 No