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 Spain

The table below shows the statistics from recent elections in Spain. 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
2011
68.94%
24,666,441
35,779,491
63.26%
38,995,155
47,021,031
1.29%
 No
2008
75.32%
25,514,671
33,875,268
69.94%
36,819,817
45,283,259
1.80%
 No
2004
75.66%
26,155,436
34,571,831
76.25%
34,304,048
42,345,342
2.60%
 No
2000
68.71%
23,339,490
33,969,640
73.79%
31,631,640
39,394,773
0.70%
 No
1996
78.06%
24,985,097
32,007,554
80.56%
31,013,030
39,257,000
1.50%
 No
1993
77.05%
23,907,495
31,030,511
77.43%
30,875,570
39,083,000
1.30%
 No
1989
70.01%
20,788,160
29,694,055
71.28%
29,166,000
38,888,000
1.40%
 No
1986
70.37%
20,489,651
29,117,613
73.72%
27,794,880
38,604,000
2.10%
 No
1982
79.83%
21,439,152
26,855,301
83.11%
25,795,580
37,935,000
2.40%
 No
1979
68.13%
18,284,948
26,836,500
72.32%
25,284,440
37,183,000
1.80%
 No
1977
76.96%
18,175,327
23,616,421
79.36%
22,901,130
36,351,000
1.70%
 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
44.90%
15,935,147
35,492,567
41.89%
38,044,945
46,157,822
0.63%
 No
2004
45.14%
15,666,491
34,706,044
45.67%
34,304,048
42,345,342
0.98%
 No
1999
63.05%
21,334,948
33,840,432
67.64%
31,544,062
39,802,827
0.79%
 No
1994
59.14%
18,664,055
31,558,999
62.72%
29,759,719
39,246,833
0.46%
 No
1989
54.60%
15,989,054
29,283,982
57.11%
27,994,949
38,756,648
2.30%
 No
1987
68.90%
19,593,304
28,437,306
71.62%
27,357,811
38,586,591
2.10%
 No