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 Sweden

The table below shows the statistics from recent elections in Sweden. 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
2010
84.63%
6,028,682
7,123,651
82.63%
7,296,284
9,074,055
1.14%
 No
2006
81.99%
5,650,416
6,892,009
80.60%
7,010,777
9,082,995
1.80%
 No
2002
80.11%
5,385,430
6,722,152
78.04%
6,900,985
8,876,744
1.50%
 No
1998
81.39%
5,374,588
6,603,129
77.72%
6,915,438
8,780,000
2.10%
 No
1994
86.82%
5,640,393
6,496,365
82.36%
6,848,400
8,780,000
1.50%
 No
1991
86.74%
5,562,920
6,413,172
82.77%
6,721,260
8,617,000
1.70%
 No
1988
85.96%
5,441,050
6,330,023
82.68%
6,580,860
8,437,000
1.20%
 No
1985
89.85%
5,615,242
6,249,445
86.22%
6,513,000
8,350,000
0.90%
 No
1982
91.45%
5,606,603
6,130,993
88.61%
6,327,000
8,325,000
0.90%
 No
1979
90.72%
5,480,126
6,040,461
86.94%
6,303,440
8,294,000
0.60%
 No
1976
91.76%
5,457,043
5,947,077
88.49%
6,166,500
8,222,000
0.40%
 No
1973
90.84%
5,168,996
5,690,333
85.81%
6,023,600
8,140,000
0.20%
 No
1970
88.28%
4,984,207
5,645,804
87.31%
5,708,400
8,040,000
0.20%
 No
1968
89.29%
4,861,901
5,445,333
86.57%
5,616,100
7,910,000
0.70%
 No
1964
83.86%
4,273,595
5,095,850
80.85%
5,286,090
7,661,000
0.70%
 No
1960
85.91%
4,271,610
4,972,177
82.76%
5,161,200
7,480,000
0.40%
 No
1958
77.42%
3,864,963
4,992,421
75.60%
5,112,210
7,409,000
0.50%
 No
1956
79.60%
3,902,114
4,902,114
77.31%
5,047,350
7,315,000
0.60%
 No
1952
79.11%
3,801,284
4,805,216
77.32%
4,916,250
7,125,000
0.50%
 No
1948
82.74%
3,895,161
4,707,783
82.02%
4,749,270
6,883,000
0.40%
 No

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
45.53%
3,227,561
7,088,303
46.76%
6,902,400
9,283,677
1.83%
 No
2004
37.85%
2,584,464
6,827,870
37.27%
6,934,040
8,975,670
2.80%
 No
1999
38.84%
2,588,514
6,664,205
38.05%
6,802,648
8,854,322
2.28%
 No
1995
41.63%
2,727,317
6,551,781
40.44%
6,743,933
8,816,381
1.62%
 No