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 Portugal

The table below shows the statistics from recent elections in Portugal. 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
2011
58.03%
5,585,054
9,624,354
56.93%
9,811,074
11,858,764
4.08%
 No
2009
59.68%
5,681,258
9,519,921
66.14%
8,589,299
10,707,924
3.10%
 No
2005
64.26%
5,747,834
8,944,508
69.23%
8,302,150
10,524,145
2.90%
 No
2002
62.84%
5,582,146
8,882,561
68.62%
8,135,142
10,066,253
1.90%
 No
1999
61.05%
5,406,946
8,857,173
69.27%
7,805,152
9,953,648
2%
 No
1995
66.30%
5,904,854
8,906,608
79.11%
7,463,960
9,821,000
1.90%
 No
1991
68.18%
5,674,332
8,322,481
77.71%
7,301,580
9,867,000
1.10%
 No
1987
72.64%
5,623,128
7,741,149
78.15%
7,195,680
9,994,000
2.20%
 No
1985
75.37%
5,744,321
7,621,504
79.69%
7,207,920
10,011,000
2.70%
 No
1983
78.64%
5,629,996
7,159,349
77.43%
7,271,280
10,099,000
2.70%
 No
1980
85.45%
5,917,355
6,925,243
87.91%
6,731,320
9,899,000
2.40%
 No
1979
87.54%
5,915,168
6,757,152
88.25%
6,702,760
9,857,000
2.90%
 No
1976
83.27%
5,393,853
6,477,619
83.29%
6,476,220
9,666,000
4.80%
 No
1975
91.73%
5,666,696
6,177,698
89.73%
6,315,420
9,426,000
6.90%
 No

Presidential

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
2011
46.52%
4,492,297
9,656,797
51.92%
8,651,682
10,760,305
5.07%
 No
2006
61.53%
5,590,132
9,085,339
66.97%
8,347,336
10,566,212
1.80%
 No
2001
50.03%
4,468,442
8,932,106
57.19%
7,812,959
9,963,604
2.90%
 No
1996
66.29%
5,762,978
8,693,636
77.23%
7,461,680
9,818,000
2.50%
 No
1991
61.92%
5,099,092
8,235,151
69.84%
7,301,580
9,867,000
3.60%
 No
1986
78.15%
5,939,311
7,600,001
82.40%
7,207,920
10,011,000
1%
 No
1980
84.18%
5,834,789
6,931,641
86.68%
6,731,320
9,899,000
1.10%
 No
1976
75.42%
4,885,624
6,477,484
75.44%
6,476,220
9,666,000
1.40%
 No

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
33.67%
3,284,452
9,753,568
37.56%
8,744,169
10,813,834
7.42%
 No
2009
36.78%
3,568,943
9,704,559
41.55%
8,589,299
10,707,924
1.96%
 No
2004
38.60%
3,404,782
8,821,456
51.74%
6,580,775
10,474,685
4%
 No
1999
39.93%
3,467,085
8,681,854
44.22%
7,840,141
10,148,883
1.44%
 No
1994
35.54%
3,044,001
8,565,822
39.79%
7,650,122
9,990,590
 No
1989
51.20%
4,151,139
8,107,694
57.76%
7,187,062
10,014,005
3.20%
 No
1987
72.40%
5,638,225
7,787,603
74.88%
7,530,007
10,034,846
2.50%
 No