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 Norway

The table below shows the statistics from recent elections in Norway. 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 (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 fulfill a number of criteria to be considered as valid.
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Compulsory voting
2013
78.23%
2,848,898
3,641,753
77.93%
3,655,788
4,722,701
0.45%
 No
2009
76.37%
2,696,468
3,530,785
74.74%
3,607,670
4,660,539
0.50%
 No
2005
77.44%
2,649,735
3,421,741
76.54%
3,461,754
4,593,041
0.40%
 No
2001
75.48%
2,535,776
3,359,433
73.50%
3,450,120
4,515,195
0.60%
 No
1997
78.33%
2,593,669
3,311,190
76.77%
3,378,488
4,405,672
0.50%
 No
1993
75.85%
2,472,551
3,259,957
74.47%
3,320,240
4,312,000
0.40%
 No
1989
83.16%
2,653,173
3,190,311
81.52%
3,254,790
4,227,000
0.20%
 No
1985
84.03%
2,605,436
3,100,479
83.65%
3,114,750
4,153,000
0.10%
 No
1981
81.99%
2,462,142
3,003,093
82.26%
2,993,000
4,100,000
0.10%
 No
1977
82.89%
2,304,496
2,780,190
79.17%
2,910,960
4,043,000
0.10%
 No
1973
80.24%
2,155,734
2,686,676
80.06%
2,692,800
3,960,000
0.20%
 No
1969
83.84%
2,162,596
2,579,566
85.11%
2,541,000
3,850,000
0.20%
 No
1965
85.43%
2,056,091
2,406,866
85.03%
2,418,000
3,720,000
0.40%
 No
1961
79.07%
1,850,548
2,340,495
77.67%
2,382,600
3,610,000
0.60%
 No
1957
78.32%
1,800,155
2,298,376
76.94%
2,339,640
3,492,000
0.50%
 No
1953
79.33%
1,790,331
2,256,799
79.55%
2,250,530
3,359,000
0.60%
 No
1949
82.02%
1,770,897
2,159,005
80.55%
2,198,440
3,233,000
0.70%
 No
1945
76.36%
1,498,194
1,961,977
71.35%
2,099,840
3,088,000
0.90%
 No