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.

Turnout in the world - country by country performance (1945-98)

League Table:

All countries, all elections since 1945-1998
Country (no. of elections)vote/VAP%
1 Italy 92.5
2Cambodia90.5
3 Seychelles 96.1
4 Iceland 89.5
5 Indonesia 88.3
6 New Zealand 86.2
7Uzbekistan86.2
8 Albania 85.3
9 Austria 85.1
10 Belgium * 84.9
11 Czech Republic 84.8
12 Netherlands 84.8
13 Australia 84.4
14 Denmark 83.6
15 Sweden 83.3
16 Mauritius 82.8
17 Portugal 82.4
18 Mongolia 82.3
19 Tuvalu 81.9
20 Western Samoa 81.9
21 Andorra 81.3
22 Germany 80.6
23 Slovenia 80.6
24 Aruba 80.4
25 Namibia 80.4
26 Greece * 80.3
27 Guyana 80.3
28 Israel 80.0
29 Kuwait * 79.6
30 Norway 79.5
31 San Marino 79.1
32 Finland 79.0
33 Suriname 77.7
34 Malta 77.6
35Bulgaria77.5
36 Romania 77.2
37 Spain 77.0
38 Maldives 76.0
39 Comoros Islands 75.7
40 Cape Verde Islands 75.6
41 Ireland 74.9
42 United Kingdom 74.9
43 Republic of Korea 74.8
44 Monaco 73.8
45 Croatia 73.5
46 Turkey 73.5
47 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 72.4
48 Venezuela 72.2
49 Belize 72.1
50 Dominica 71.3
51 Argentina * 70.6
52 Cyprus 70.4
53 Uruguay 70.3
54 Vauatu 70.2
55 Taiwan, Republic of China 70.1
56 Philippines 69.6
57 Togo 69.3
58 Papua New Guinea 69.1
59 Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 69.1
60 Japan 69.0
61 Dominican Republic 68.7
62 Costa Rica 68.4
63 Canada 68.4
64 Iran 67.6
65 France 67.3
66 Liechtenstein * 67.3
67 Trinidad and Tobago 66.2
68 Ukraine 66.1
69 Madagascar 66.1
70 Grenada 64.8
71 Lesotho 64.3
72 Kazakhstan 64.3
73 Algeria 64.2
74 Hungary 64.1
75 Luxembourg 64.1
76 Nepal 63.7
77 Barbados 63.5
78 Bahamas 63.2
79 Latvia 63.1
80 Kiribati 62.4
81 Nicaragua 62.0
82 Singapore 62.0
83 Bolivia 61.4
84 Georgia 60.6
85 India 60.6
86 Moldova 60.5
87 Sri Lanka 60.5
88 Lebanon 60.2
89 Benin 60.1
90 Lithuania 60.1
91 St. Lucia 59.9
92 Fiji 59.9
93 Sao Tomé and Principe 59.6
94 Solomon Islands 59.0
95 Malaysia 59.0
96 Zimbabwe 58.8
97 Jamaica 58.5
98 Tunisia 58.4
99 St. Kitts and Nevis 58.1
100 Morocco 57.6
101 Cameroon 56.3
102 Paraguay 56.0
103 Bangladesh 56.0
104 Estonia 56.0
105 Gambia 55.8
106 Honduras 55.3
107 Russia 55.0
108 Panama 53.4
109 Poland 52.3
110 Uganda 50.6
111 Antigua and Barbuda 50.2
112 Burma/Myanmar 50.0
113 Switzerland * 49.3
114 USA 48.3
115 Mexico 48.1
116 Peru 48.0
117 Brazil 47.9
118 Nigeria 47.6
119 Thailand 47.4
120 Sierra Leone 46.8
121 Botswana 46.5
122 Chile 45.9
123 Senegal 45.6
124 Ecuador 44.7
125 El Salvador 44.3
126 Haiti 42.9
127 Ghana 42.4
128 Pakistan 41.8
129 Zambia 40.5
130 Burkina Faso 38.3
131 Nauru 37.3
132 Yemen 36.8
133 Colombia 36.2
134 Niger 35.6
135 Sudan 32.0
136 Jordan 29.9
137 Guatemala 29.8
138Djibouti28.0
139 Egypt 24.6
140Mali21.7
* Argentina included women in the franchise from 1947.
* Bahrain only includes men in the franchise.
* Belgium included women in the franchise from 1948.
* Czech Republic includes elections in Czechoslovakia 1990 and 1992.
* Greece included women in the franchise from 1956.
* Kuwait only includes men in the franchise.
* Liechtenstein included women in the franchise from 1986.
* Switzerland included women in the franchise from 1971.
 
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