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 France

The table below shows the statistics from recent elections in France. 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 (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 Turn­out
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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Popu-
lation
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
55.40%
23,952,486
43,233,648
46.08%
51,979,508
65,630,692
2.14%
 No
2007
59.98%
21,129,002
35,224,953
43.43%
48,651,555
63,713,926
3.42%
 No
2002
60.32%
22,186,165
36,783,746
47.25%
46,955,234
59,551,227
4.35%
 No
1997
67.96%
26,649,818
39,215,743
59.86%
44,521,902
58,581,450
4.90%
 No
1993
68.93%
26,860,177
38,968,660
61.29%
43,826,920
57,667,000
5.30%
 No
1988
66.18%
24,472,329
36,977,321
58.14%
42,088,500
56,118,000
2%
 No
1986
78.48%
28,736,080
36,614,738
69.91%
41,104,040
55,546,000
4.30%
 No
1981
70.87%
25,182,623
35,536,041
63.92%
39,395,180
53,966,000
1.40%
 No
1978
71.63%
24,658,645
34,424,388
63.40%
38,892,210
53,277,000
1.90%
 No
1973
81.31%
24,299,210
29,883,738
70.63%
34,405,800
52,130,000
2.30%
 No
1968
79.85%
22,500,524
28,178,087
69.36%
32,441,500
49,910,000
1.70%
 No
1967
81.12%
22,910,839
28,242,549
71.14%
32,207,500
49,550,000
2.30%
 No
1962
68.69%
18,918,154
27,540,358
60.99%
31,018,680
46,998,000
3.10%
 No
1958
77.18%
21,026,543
27,244,992
71.13%
29,560,740
44,789,000
2.50%
 No
1956
82.69%
22,138,046
26,772,255
74.26%
29,813,240
43,843,000
2.90%
 No
1951
80.19%
19,670,655
24,530,523
68.49%
28,721,840
42,238,000
2.80%
 No
1946
81.85%
20,215,200
24,696,949
73.73%
27,416,240
40,318,000
1.70%
 No
1945
79.83%
19,657,603
24,622,862
73.93%
26,588,000
39,100,000
2.40%
 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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Popu-
lation
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
2012
80.35%
37,016,309
46,066,307
71.18%
52,001,970
65,630,692
4.68%
 No
2007
83.97%
37,342,004
44,472,733
76.75%
48,651,555
63,713,926
4.20%
 No
2002
79.71%
32,832,295
41,191,169
69.92%
46,955,234
59,551,227
5.40%
 No
1995
79.68%
31,852,695
39,976,944
72.26%
44,080,760
58,007,000
6%
 No
1988
84.20%
32,164,400
38,200,000
76.42%
42,088,500
56,118,000
 No
1981
83.38%
30,350,568
36,398,762
77.04%
39,395,480
53,966,000
2.50%
 No
1974
84.23%
25,100,000
29,800,000
72.42%
34,656,600
52,510,000
9%
 No
1969
77.08%
22,200,000
28,800,000
67.87%
32,708,000
50,320,000
1%
 No
1965
84.20%
23,744,400
28,200,000
74.92%
31,694,000
48,760,000
0.70%
 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
2009
40.63%
17,992,161
44,282,823
35.92%
50,090,068
64,420,073
4.30%
 No
2004
42.76%
17,752,582
41,518,582
37.52%
47,313,061
62,251,817
3.30%
 No
1999
46.76%
18,766,122
40,132,132
41.37%
45,366,514
60,158,533
5.93%
 No
1994
52.76%
20,603,735
39,049,804
46.68%
44,135,157
59,104,320
5.35%
 No
1989
48.70%
18,675,569
38,348,191
56,160,000
2.80%
 No
1984
56.70%
20,911,350
36,880,688
54,750,000
3.50%
 No
1979
60.70%
21,354,582
35,180,531
53,583,000
5.20%
 No