Korea, Republic of

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Parliamentary
Year Voter
Turnout
Total
vote
Registration VAP
Turnout
Voting
age
population
Population Invalid
votes
Compulsory
voting
2020 66.21 % 29,126,396 43,994,247 66.48 % 43,814,504 51,835,110 4.21 % No
2016 58.03 % 24,430,746 42,100,398 60.78 % 40,193,279 49,180,776 2.74 % No
2012 54.26 % 21,815,420 40,205,055 56.29 % 38,752,951 48,860,500 No
2008 46.01 % 17,389,206 37,796,035 46.59 % 37,321,655 49,296,708 1.20 % No
2004 59.98 % 21,351,340 35,596,497 59.46 % 35,910,736 48,289,037 0.30 % No
2000 57.21 % 19,156,515 33,482,387 55.74 % 34,364,710 47,424,300 1.30 % No
1996 63.91 % 20,122,799 31,488,294 65.32 % 30,805,360 45,302,000 2.30 % No
1992 71.86 % 20,843,482 29,003,828 74.59 % 27,944,320 43,663,000 1.30 % No
1988 75.73 % 19,840,815 26,198,205 73.76 % 26,899,840 42,031,000 1.00 % No
1985 84.57 % 20,286,672 23,987,830 84.26 % 24,075,540 40,806,000 1.50 % No
1981 78.42 % 16,397,845 20,909,120 78.42 % 20,910,420 38,723,000 1.20 % No
1978 77.09 % 15,025,370 19,489,490 75.27 % 19,963,260 36,969,000 1.40 % No
1973 71.36 % 11,196,484 15,690,130 68.04 % 16,455,000 32,910,000 1.80 % No
1971 73.22 % 11,430,202 15,610,258 74.81 % 15,278,400 31,830,000 2.10 % No
1967 76.12 % 11,202,317 14,717,354 79.01 % 14,179,200 29,540,000 3.10 % No
Presidential
Year Voter
Turnout
Total
vote
Registration VAP
Turnout
Voting
age
population
Population Invalid
votes
Compulsory
voting
2017 77.20 % 32,807,908 42,479,710 77.92 % 42,104,992 51,181,299 0.41 % No
2012 75.84 % 30,721,459 40,507,842 79.28 % 38,752,951 48,860,500 0.41 % No
2007 63.01 % 23,725,197 37,653,518 64.17 % 36,974,899 49,044,790 0.50 % No
2002 70.83 % 24,784,963 34,991,529 70.81 % 35,000,715 48,191,877 0.90 % No
1997 80.65 % 26,041,889 32,290,416 92.48 % 28,159,960 46,573,643 1.50 % No
1992 23,775,409 85.08 % 27,944,320 43,663,000 No

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