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Country Election type Year Voter Turnout Total vote Registration VAP Turnout Voting age population Population Invalid votes Freedom House Freedom House - Political Rights Freedom House - Civil liberties Compulsory voting
Afghanistan Parliamentary 2018 45.23 % 4,000,000 8,843,151 21.81 % 18,340,292 34,940,837 5.5 5 6 No
2010 35.14 % 4,216,594 12,000,000 29.71 % 14,191,908 29,120,727 4.42 % 6.0 6 6 No
2005 49.37 % 6,406,615 12,977,336 51.71 % 12,389,532 26,334,702 5.10 % 5.0 5 5 No
Presidential 2014 38.90 % 8,109,493 20,845,988 50.03 % 16,208,255 31,822,848 1.68 % 6.0 6 6 No
2009 38.80 % 4,823,090 12,430,644 35.06 % 13,757,508 28,483,631 4.67 % 5.5 5 6 No
2004 83.66 % 8,128,940 9,716,413 67.54 % 12,035,602 25,697,635 1.28 % 5.5 5 6 No
Bangladesh Parliamentary 2018 80.00 % 83,352,384 104,190,480 78.06 % 106,777,785 159,453,001 4.0 4 4 No
2014 51.37 % 47,262,168 92,007,113 48.54 % 97,373,463 163,654,860 3.30 % 3.5 3 4 No
2008 85.26 % 69,172,649 81,130,973 78.93 % 87,634,867 151,289,991 0.90 % 4.5 5 4 No
2001 74.97 % 56,185,707 74,946,364 76.50 % 73,445,528 134,477,534 0.80 % 3.5 3 4 No
1996 75.60 % 42,880,564 56,716,935 64.57 % 66,408,120 122,978,000 0.80 % 3.0 2 4 No
1991 55.45 % 34,477,803 62,181,743 61.52 % 56,038,800 109,880,000 0.60 % 2.5 2 3 No
1988 51.81 % 25,832,858 49,863,829 48.46 % 53,311,320 104,532,000 4.5 4 5 No
1986 60.31 % 28,873,540 47,876,979 59.16 % 48,803,040 101,673,000 0.80 % 4.5 4 5 No
1979 51.29 % 19,676,124 38,363,858 47.31 % 41,588,640 86,643,000 1.50 % 3.0 3 3 No
1973 54.91 % 19,329,683 35,205,642 55.01 % 35,140,800 73,210,000 1.40 % 3.0 2 4 No
Presidential 1986 54.09 % 25,916,291 47,912,443 53.10 % 48,803,040 101,673,000 4.5 4 5 No
1981 55.65 % 21,677,560 38,951,014 49.93 % 43,419,360 90,457,000 5.5 6 5 No
1978 20,885,571 82,812,761 1.69 % 4.0 4 4 No
Bhutan Parliamentary 2018 71.46 % 313,473 438,663 59.08 % 530,575 766,397 3.5 3 4 No
2013 66.13 % 252,485 381,790 53.96 % 467,896 725,296 4.5 4 5 No
2008 79.45 % 253,012 318,465 61.81 % 409,315 634,982 5.5 6 5 No
2007 54.87 % 147,789 269,337 37.16 % 397,674 672,425 5.5 6 5 No
India Parliamentary 2014 66.40 % 553,801,801 834,101,479 70.29 % 787,860,328 1,236,344,631 2.5 2 3 No
2009 58.17 % 417,037,606 716,985,101 56.45 % 738,773,666 1,156,897,766 0.05 % 2.5 2 3 No
2004 58.07 % 389,948,330 671,487,930 60.91 % 640,182,791 1,049,700,118 0.10 % 2.5 2 3 No
1999 59.99 % 371,669,104 619,536,847 65.69 % 565,780,483 986,856,301 1.91 % 2.5 2 3 No
1998 61.97 % 375,441,739 605,880,192 67.45 % 556,651,400 970,933,000 1.86 % 2.5 2 3 No
1996 57.94 % 343,308,035 592,572,288 61.08 % 562,028,100 952,590,000 2.44 % 3.0 2 4 No
1991 56.73 % 282,700,942 498,363,801 57.23 % 851,661,000 2.43 % 3.5 3 4 No
1989 61.98 % 309,050,495 498,647,786 65.18 % 474,143,040 817,488,000 2.68 % 2.5 2 3 No
1984 63.56 % 241,246,887 379,540,608 64.61 % 373,371,000 746,742,000 2.51 % 2.5 2 3 No
1980 56.92 % 202,752,893 356,205,329 62.35 % 325,162,040 663,596,000 2.43 % 2.5 2 3 No
1977 60.49 % 194,263,915 321,174,327 64.67 % 300,392,640 625,818,000 2.75 % 2.0 2 2 No
1971 55.25 % 151,296,749 273,832,301 57.22 % 264,393,600 550,820,000 3.20 % 0.0 No
1967 61.04 % 152,724,611 250,207,401 63.11 % 241,996,800 504,160,000 4.47 % 0.0 No
1962 55.42 % 119,904,284 216,361,569 54.42 % 220,324,090 449,641,000 3.94 % 0.0 No
1957 62.23 % 120,513,915 193,652,179 61.15 % 197,090,250 402,225,000 0.0 No
1952 61.17 % 105,950,083 173,212,343 58.92 % 179,830,000 367,000,000 0.0 No
Iran, Islamic Republic of Parliamentary 2016 60.09 % 33,000,000 54,915,024 55.29 % 59,682,008 82,801,633 6.0 6 6 No
2012 64.20 % 31,001,408 48,288,799 61.81 % 50,159,911 78,868,711 6.0 6 6 No
2008 49.47 % 24,240,269 49,000,000 54.08 % 44,820,204 70,472,846 4.32 % 6.0 6 6 No
2004 50.57 % 23,439,700 46,351,032 52.77 % 40,083,692 68,669,000 6.0 6 6 No
2000 82.63 % 32,000,000 38,726,386 76.52 % 41,817,397 60,440,767 6.0 6 6 No
1996 77.24 % 24,716,692 32,000,000 73.07 % 33,824,520 62,638,000 6.5 6 7 No
1992 18,803,158 62.07 % 30,291,090 57,153,000 1.47 % 6.0 6 6 No
Presidential 2017 73.33 % 41,366,085 56,410,234 68.43 % 60,447,043 83,768,457 2.90 % 6.0 6 6 No
2013 72.71 % 36,704,156 50,483,192 62.27 % 58,940,163 79,853,900 3.39 % 6.0 6 6 No
2009 84.77 % 39,165,191 46,200,000 75.52 % 51,857,470 75,967,610 1.05 % 6.0 6 6 No
2005 59.76 % 27,959,253 46,786,418 67.62 % 41,347,185 68,017,860 2.40 % 6.0 6 6 No
2001 72.76 % 28,159,289 38,700,000 86.42 % 32,585,732 61,039,130 1.80 % 6.0 6 6 No
1993 16,796,787 53.19 % 31,579,740 58,481,000 6.5 6 7 No
Maldives Parliamentary 2019 74.85 % 197,943 264,442 68.40 % 289,388 392,217 2.20 % 5.0 5 5 No
2014 77.93 % 187,547 240,652 75.68 % 247,819 393,595 4.0 4 4 No
2009 78.87 % 164,996 209,197 59.11 % 279,121 396,334 1.07 % 4.0 4 4 No
2005 71.29 % 111,946 157,027 55.38 % 202,133 339,330 1.60 % 5.5 6 5 No
1999 77.40 % 128,000 133,908 278,120 5.5 6 5 No
1994 75.39 % 82,227 109,072 81.53 % 100,860 246,000 1.60 % 6.0 6 6 No
1989 68.69 % 61,875 90,084 70.49 % 87,780 209,000 7.20 % 5.5 6 5 No
Presidential 2018 89.22 % 233,889 262,135 80.61 % 290,137 392,473 1.34 % 5.0 5 5 No
2013 91.43 % 218,621 239,105 83.44 % 262,023 393,988 1.02 % 4.5 5 4 No
2008 85.38 % 177,802 208,252 69.28 % 256,661 385,925 0.70 % 5.5 6 5 No
1998 76.67 % 96,698 126,128 74.22 % 130,286 270,597 0.80 % 5.5 6 5 No
Nepal Parliamentary 2017 68.67 % 10,594,044 15,428,159 56.98 % 18,591,336 29,384,297 5.18 % 3.5 3 4 No
2013 78.34 % 9,516,724 12,147,865 57.36 % 16,589,839 27,917,117 4.96 % 4.0 4 4 No
2008 63.29 % 11,146,540 17,611,832 74.42 % 14,978,158 28,901,790 3.70 % 4.5 5 4 No
1999 65.79 % 8,894,566 13,518,839 75.77 % 11,738,680 22,341,605 2.80 % 3.5 3 4 No
1997 88.13 % 5,725,246 6,496,365 83.60 % 6,848,400 8,780,000 1.50 % 3.5 3 4 No
1994 86.74 % 5,562,920 6,413,172 82.77 % 6,721,260 8,617,000 1.70 % 3.5 3 4 No
1991 88.13 % 5,725,246 6,496,365 83.60 % 6,848,400 8,780,000 1.50 % 2.5 2 3 No
1986 60.31 % 5,454,672 9,044,964 74.38 % 7,333,480 16,667,000 4.70 % 3.5 3 4 No
1981 52.30 % 4,079,400 7,800,000 60.36 % 6,759,000 9,044,000 3.5 3 4 No
1959 42.19 % 1,791,381 4,246,468 41.27 % 4,341,120 9,044,000 0.0 No
Pakistan Parliamentary 2018 50.14 % 53,123,733 105,955,409 40.67 % 130,632,404 207,862,518 4.5 4 5 No
2013 53.62 % 46,217,482 86,189,802 40.43 % 114,309,516 193,238,868 4.5 4 5 No
2008 44.55 % 35,610,001 79,934,801 38.77 % 91,856,744 164,741,924 2.70 % 5.5 6 5 No
2002 41.80 % 29,829,463 71,358,040 38.93 % 76,627,450 144,616,639 2.60 % 5.5 6 5 No
1997 35.17 % 19,058,131 54,189,534 31.47 % 60,565,705 137,649,330 2.30 % 4.5 4 5 No
1993 40.28 % 20,293,307 50,377,915 37.56 % 54,032,880 122,802,000 1.30 % 4.0 3 5 No
1990 45.46 % 21,395,479 47,065,330 43.40 % 49,301,560 112,049,000 1.10 % 4.0 4 4 No
1988 43.07 % 19,903,172 46,206,055 42.91 % 46,379,960 105,409,000 1.50 % 3.0 3 3 No
1985 52.93 % 17,250,482 32,589,996 41.71 % 41,357,400 96,180,000 2.40 % 4.5 4 5 No
1977 55.02 % 17,000,000 30,899,152 46.94 % 36,213,120 75,444,000 5.0 6 4 No
Sri Lanka Parliamentary 2015 77.66 % 11,684,111 15,044,490 76.55 % 15,262,770 21,866,445 4.42 % 4.5 5 4 No
2010 61.26 % 8,630,689 14,088,500 58.32 % 14,799,473 21,083,826 6.92 % 4.0 4 4 No
2004 75.96 % 9,797,680 12,899,139 70.78 % 13,843,060 19,742,439 5.50 % 3.0 3 3 No
2001 76.03 % 9,449,813 12,428,762 72.24 % 13,080,281 19,263,057 5.20 % 3.5 3 4 No
2000 75.63 % 9,128,823 12,071,062 82.16 % 11,110,498 19,051,116 5.30 % 3.5 3 4 No
1994 76.24 % 8,344,095 10,945,065 74.14 % 11,254,950 17,865,000 4.80 % 4.5 4 5 No
1989 63.59 % 5,961,815 9,374,880 58.09 % 10,263,250 16,825,000 6.10 % 4.5 4 5 No
1977 86.69 % 5,780,283 6,667,589 76.78 % 7,528,680 13,942,000 2.0 2 2 No
1970 84.88 % 4,672,656 5,505,028 71.83 % 6,505,200 12,510,000 No
1965 81.13 % 3,821,918 4,710,887 65.86 % 5,803,200 11,160,000 No
1960 75.90 % 2,827,075 3,724,507 54.97 % 5,142,800 9,890,000 No
1956 69.04 % 2,391,538 3,464,159 51.51 % 4,643,080 8,929,000 No
1952 70.70 % 2,114,615 2,990,912 49.42 % 4,279,220 8,074,000 No
1947 55.81 % 1,701,150 3,048,145 45.79 % 3,714,770 7,009,000 No
Presidential 2015 81.52 % 12,264,377 15,044,490 80.35 % 15,262,770 21,866,445 1.15 % 4.5 5 4 No
2010 74.50 % 10,495,451 14,088,500 70.92 % 14,799,473 21,083,826 0.97 % 4.0 4 4 No
2005 72.91 % 9,717,039 13,327,160 69.10 % 14,062,676 20,064,776 1.10 % 3.0 3 3 No
1999 73.31 % 8,635,290 11,779,200 78.49 % 11,001,583 18,864,358 2.30 % 3.5 3 4 No
1994 70.48 % 7,709,084 10,937,279 68.50 % 11,254,950 17,865,000 4.5 4 5 No
1988 55.32 % 5,186,233 9,375,742 51.22 % 10,125,390 16,599,000 3.5 3 4 No
1982 81.06 % 6,602,617 8,145,015 74.95 % 8,809,620 15,189,000 1.20 % 3.5 3 4 No