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 Denmark

The table below shows the statistics from recent elections in Denmark. 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
2011
87.74%
3,579,675
4,079,910
81.83%
4,374,759
5,529,888
0.84%
 No
2007
86.59%
3,483,633
4,022,920
83.20%
4,186,873
5,468,120
0.70%
 No
2005
84.54%
3,384,560
4,003,616
81.34%
4,161,254
5,413,392
0.80%
 No
2001
87.15%
3,484,957
3,998,957
84.34%
4,132,213
5,352,815
1%
 No
1998
85.95%
3,431,926
3,993,009
83.13%
4,128,398
5,225,820
0.80%
 No
1994
84.25%
3,360,637
3,988,787
81.73%
4,111,950
5,205,000
1%
 No
1990
82.85%
3,265,420
3,941,499
80.42%
4,060,600
5,140,000
0.80%
 No
1988
85.70%
3,352,651
3,911,897
82.73%
4,052,700
5,130,000
0.70%
 No
1987
86.74%
3,389,201
3,907,454
85.85%
3,947,790
5,127,000
0.80%
 No
1984
88.44%
3,386,733
3,829,600
86.04%
3,936,240
5,112,000
0.70%
 No
1981
87.77%
3,314,424
3,776,333
86.28%
3,841,500
5,122,000
0.60%
 No
1979
85.62%
3,194,345
3,730,650
83.23%
3,837,750
5,117,000
0.70%
 No
1977
88.70%
3,124,976
3,522,904
87.74%
3,561,600
5,088,000
0.60%
 No
1975
88.23%
3,068,302
3,477,621
86.63%
3,542,000
5,060,000
0.60%
 No
1973
88.72%
3,070,253
3,460,737
87.37%
3,514,000
5,020,000
0.60%
 No
1971
87.16%
2,904,096
3,332,044
87.31%
3,326,200
4,960,000
0.70%
 No
1968
89.28%
2,864,805
3,208,646
87.98%
3,256,200
4,860,000
0.40%
 No
1966
88.61%
2,802,304
3,162,352
88.46%
3,168,000
4,800,000
0.30%
 No
1964
85.51%
2,640,856
3,088,269
84.77%
3,115,200
4,720,000
0.40%
 No
1960
85.84%
2,439,936
2,842,336
85.91%
2,840,220
4,581,000
0.30%
 No
1957
83.73%
2,321,097
2,772,159
82.09%
2,827,440
4,488,000
0.50%
 No
1953
80.80%
2,172,036
2,695,554
75.48%
2,752,470
4,369,000
0.30%
 No
1950
81.87%
2,059,944
2,516,118
76.57%
2,690,100
4,270,000
0.30%
 No
1947
85.78%
2,089,015
2,435,306
79.98%
2,611,980
4,146,000
0.20%
 No
1945
86.29%
2,055,315
2,381,983
80.65%
2,548,350
4,045,000
0.30%
 No

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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 fulfil a number of criteria to be considered as valid.
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Compulsory voting
2014
56.32%
2,332,217
4,141,329
54.21%
4,302,187
5,569,077
2.38%
 No
2009
59.54%
2,415,568
4,057,100
56.29%
4,291,272
5,500,510
3.04%
 No
2004
47.89%
1,921,541
4,012,663
46.37%
4,143,987
5,397,640
1.42%
 No
1999
50.39%
2,021,922
4,012,440
49.12%
4,115,878
5,313,577
1.32%
 No
1994
52.92%
2,113,780
3,994,200
52.38%
4,035,809
5,196,642
0.85%
 No
1989
46.20%
1,812,680
3,923,549
45.92%
3,947,406
5,129,778
1.30%
 No
1984
52.40%
2,032,386
3,878,600
53.27%
3,815,589
5,112,130
1.50%
 No
1979
47.80%
1,794,614
3,754,423
48.45%
3,704,348
5,111,537
2.20%
 No